SNORE-ASA (SNORE-ASA: Study of Neurocognitive Outcomes, Radiological and Retinal Effects of Aspirin in Sleep Apnoea) 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 does participation involve?
SNORE-ASA participants wear a small sleep monitor overnight in their own bed and undertake two short thinking and memory exercises at the beginning of the ASPREE study (prior to starting study medication), repeated at 1 and 3 year’s time. 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).
Enrolment into SNORE-ASA has now closed. Thank you to more than 1,500 participants taking part in this study. Results will be collated in 2018 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
- ASPREE GP Co-investigators
- The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)