VealeDr Andrew Veale graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1979. He was involved (with others) in establishing the first Polysomnography Sleep Laboratory at Greenlane Hospital 20 years ago. Today his interests are in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine, and he is in demand as a lecturer and researcher.

Dr Veale presented The Challenge Of Better Sleep at the Polio NZ National Conference held in September 2013. Click here for more details.

Prior to the Conference, Dr Veale gave the following presentation (1 hr 31 mins 51 secs) to the Auckland Polio Support Group in July 2013.

The topics covered included:

  • Why do we sleep?
  • For how long should we sleep?
  • Quantity or quality of sleep?
  • Is dreaming normal?
  • Excessive sleepiness in the daytime
  • Setting your body clock – Routine
  • Good sleep hygeine
  • Snoring is not normal
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep issues for polio people
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Treatments for sleep apnoea
  • Do you need a Sleep Clinic study?
  • Patterns of abnormal breathing
  • Solutions with equipment and devices
  • Solutions with medication
  • Surgical solutions