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National GP Seminar 27 March 2018

Dr Desai in collaboration with HealthEd presented a lecture and webinar to a national GP audience on insomnia management. He introduced Sydney Sleep Centre's online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Program for insomnia and how GP's should assess insomnia patients and use CBT as part of their treatment.

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Innovative Insomnia Management in the Digital Age

Sydney  Sleep Centre is pleased to announce a new exciting collaboration and a step forward in insomnia management.

Sydney Sleep Centre has partnered with SHUTi, an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, to provide patients with a convenient, cost effective and proven treatment for insomnia. This program will assist all patients with insomnia to better treat the underlying causes of their conditon and to treat their insomnia without medications. 

Online CBT is innovative, proven and very accessible. It has the power to improve insomnia and sleep habits for many patients in a readily accessible and cost effective way.

More information regarding SHUTi can be found here.

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Understanding Sleep

Dr Anup Desai, Sleep Physician, talks with Dr Ron Ehrlich about sleep. They discuss some of the myths and explain the mystery:

What is a good night’s sleep? How much sleep do we actually need? What actually defines a good night’s sleep? And what are some of the steps you can take for it to really happen?


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A Current Affair

Dr Desai, Sleep and Respiratory Physician, was filmed as an independent Sleep Physician expert for a TV segment on A Current Affair, which aired Friday 24 November 2017.

The segment discussed a new oral appliance available to treat obstructve sleep apnoea - Oventus O2Vent.

Although potentially promising as a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea, Dr Desai made the point that there is only one (industry funded) published study supporting the use of this device to date and far more research is required to know whether it will be effective to treat obstructive sleep apnoea and if so, which patients might benefit.

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Sleep Forum 2017

Dr Desai, Sleep and Respiratory Physician, and Rosemary Clancy, Clinical Sleep Psychologist, participated in a large educational form for GP's at the Sheraton Hotel in Sydney on Saturday 18 November 2017. Associate Professor Goldin, Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician from Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Dr Nava Zisapel, Professor of Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University, Israel, both flew in to make the Forum the highlight of Sydney Sleep Centre's GP Educational activities for the year:

Dr Jeremy Goldin “Sleep Medicine – Wake up, it is not all about sleep apnoea”

Dr Anup Desai “Insomnia – Assessment and Management”

Dr Nava Zisapel “Current and future pharmacological management of sleep disorders”

Ms Rosemary Clancy The utilisation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Insomnia management – a case based discussion

Over 100 GP's attended and the Forum was oversubscribed. The Forum was generously sponsored by Aspen Pharmaceutical.

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