Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common health issue, associated with snoring and short spells of apnoea while asleep (the person stops breathing for a few seconds). It can lead to fatigue and headaches.

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 [...]

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, [...]