Sleep apnoea hits up to half of all truck drivers
30th Jan 13
AN inquest has heard that up to half of all heavy-truck drivers suffer from sleep apnoea, a condition blamed for causing a Victorian truckie to fall asleep at the wheel before a fatal head-on collision.
The inquest in Sydney today into the death of Nathan Zanuso, 27, in the crash heard that two different studies showed one in two truck drivers suffered from sleep apnoea.
Two experts gave evidence that the condition was prevalent but heavily under-reported among drivers in the industry.
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17th Apr 15
Dr Maree Barnes, the incoming president of the Australasian Sleep Association talks about Sleep Apnoea and Memory Loss. Listen to the conversation here
15th Apr 15
The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh, ASA Member. Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research 'The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation'.
The Australasian Sleep Association congratulates Dr Mohammadieh and looks forward to seeing the results of her efforts in the future.
14th Apr 15
As a member of the BMSD subcommittee I have been involved in coordinating the content for the APS Practice Certificate in Sleep Psychology. A working party was formed from within this subcommittee to meet with the APS Institute in late 2013 to plan the development and launch of an online certificate.