Helen M Bearpark

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Snoring and sleeping apnea are reportedly associated with morbidity. We used home monitoring (MESAM IV) to measure snoring and sleep apnea in 294 men aged 40 to 65 yr from the volunteer register of the Busselton (Australia) Health Survey. In this group, 81% snored for more than 10% of the night and 22% for more than half the night; 26% had a respiratory(More)
The purpose of the research reported here was to examine a number of issues relating to the nature of selective attention effects on auditory event-related potentials (ERPs), namely, to determine the relative contribution of N1 and slow wave (SW) to the early and late components of Nd respectively, where Nd is defined as the negative shift of attended ERPs(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been estimated to affect between 1 and 4% of the total population. OSA may be more frequent among women than studies based on subjects presenting for treatment would indicate. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of OSA in an obese female population (BMI > 30 kg/m2, age > 18 years) who presented to a(More)
Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is reported to increase in menopausal women. We examined response to a nocturnal respiratory challenge (nasal occlusion) during overnight polysomnography in 31 women (45 to 55 yr). Thirteen were premenopausal, four perimenopausal, and 14 postmenopausal by history and hormonal assay. Nasal occlusion increased(More)
Disturbed sleep is a common complaint of midlife women often attributed to menopause, though few studies have examined direct effects of menopausal status on sleep. Our objective was to assess this issue in healthy midlife women. We examined sleep polysomnographically on 2 consecutive nights in 25 women (ages 45 - 56 yrs) without sleep complaints (13(More)
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