About the Authors

Dev Banerjee

dbanerjee@stvincents.com.au

Affiliations Academic Department of Sleep and Ventilation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom, St Vincent’s Hospital and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Wen Bun Leong

Affiliations Birmingham and Black Country NIHR CLAHRC, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Specialist Weight Management Services, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Teresa Arora

Affiliations Birmingham and Black Country NIHR CLAHRC, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Specialist Weight Management Services, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Melissa Nolen

Affiliation Academic Department of Sleep and Ventilation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Vikas Punamiya

Affiliation Academic Department of Sleep and Ventilation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ron Grunstein

Affiliation NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney and St Alfred’s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Shahrad Taheri

Affiliations Birmingham and Black Country NIHR CLAHRC, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Specialist Weight Management Services, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Dr Leong is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan. Dr Taheri has received educational funding support from Lilly UK. He has received research support from Novo Nordisk, Allergan, Philips Respironics, and Resmed. Dr Banerjee has received research support from Philips Respironics. Professor Grunstein, Dr Punamiya and Miss Nolen have no declaration of interests. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST DB. Performed the experiments: WBL VP MN DB ST. Analyzed the data: WBL TA. Wrote the paper: WBL DB. Contributed to data analysis and writing the manuscript: RG ST.