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athleteFor a long time, sleep was a neglected area in professional sports. Professional athletes would do whatever it takes to achieve success including not sleeping. In addition, there are the long hours of flight or shuttling by bus from one game to another. The times of sleeping when they want and how they want are now a thing of the past.

Today, we know sleep is a success factor that impacts on the overall performance of...

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noseChris Hart, a dentist based in Brisbane, had suffered from severe sleep apnoea for a long period of time and could not tolerate the continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) machine.

Unable to breathe and get quality sleep, Dr. Hart invented the O2Vent which is a 3D printed titanium mouth guard through which air is directed straight to the back of the throat.

The O2Vent was developed together with CSIRO and was aimed at...

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is common in people with severe asthma. Hoever, the causal link is not well known. The study was aimed at comparing inflammation-induced sputum and the features of airway remodelling in bronchial biopsies from adult patients with severe asthma with and without OSA. An increased proportion of neutrophils in sputum and changes in airway remodeling were noted in severe asthma patients with mild OSA.

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