Sleep Apnoea and Sleep Disorders

Melatonin- does it work and is it safe?

Insomnia is not much fun. And having a child in the house who won’t sleep can be distressing and exhausting for the entire family. In the past few years, Melatonin has become very popular for the treatment of insomnia- it’s seen as a natural alternative to more sedative drugs. But what exactly is Melatonin? [...]

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How to tackle insomnia

Insomnia means difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or a tendency to wake up early in the morning and being unable to return to sleep. The ideal amount of sleep varies from person to person, so it’s not necessarily about hitting a certain number of hours- it’s more about sleeping enough to function well, feel [...]

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Snoring- could it be sleep apnoea?

Snoring happens when the throat relaxes during sleep, leading to irregular airflow and vibration of the airways. There are several factors that can lead to snoring, including the anatomy of the mouth and throat, alcohol consumption, congestion from a head cold or allergies, or being overweight. Sleep apnoea is when breathing is interrupted many [...]

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Sleep Apnoea- understanding this common sleep disorder

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA (pronounced " sleep apnia", and spelt "sleep apnea" in the U.S) is a breathing condition that affects people when they sleep. It’s common - as many as 4 in 5 cases are undiagnosed! Relatives of people who have the condition are at greater risk, as are people who are [...]

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Sleep apnoea- who needs a sleep study?

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a very common condition- it affects about 24% of men and 9% of women. Worryingly, the vast majority of people who have moderate or severe OSA don’t know they have it.  But is undiagnosed sleep apnoea a problem? Unfortunately the answer is yes! Sleep apnoea increases the risk of many health problems, [...]

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