The SNORE-ASA (Study of Neurocognitive Outcomes, Radiological and Retinal Effects of Aspirin in Sleep Apnoea) sub-study will help determine if sleep apnoea adversely affects concentration and memory in older people and if aspirin can help slow down associated changes in small blood vessels in the brain.
What participation involved
SNORE-ASA participants wore a small sleep monitor overnight in their own bed, completed questionnaires and undertook two short thinking and memory exercises at the beginning of the ASPREE study (prior to starting study medication). Thinking and memory exercises were repeated after three years. Some participants also volunteered to have a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and retinal photographs (specialised photography of the back of the eye).
More than 1,800 participants took part in SNORE-ASA. Results are currently being collated to determine the effect of daily low dose aspirin on sleep apnoea in older people.
How to find out more about the SNORE-ASA study:
- Download the SNORE-ASA Brochure
- Ring 1800 728 745 (toll free from a landline)
- Monash University
- Alfred Health
- The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)
- University of Queensland
- Austin Health
- GP Associate Investigators
- The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)