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A 1993 survey1 found that, on average, only 2 h was devoted to undergraduate teaching of sleep medicine and that 7% of medical schools undertook no sleep medicine teaching whatsoever. Since the time of publication of this survey, numerous articles have highlighted the effects of sleep-disordered breathing on human disease as well as child development. Examples include the reporting of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) as an independent risk factor for adult hypertension2 3 as …
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