Sleep Apnoea

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a common health problem, associated with snoring and short spells of “apnoea” when a person stops breathing for a number of seconds. It can lead to chronic 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- 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 [...]

2019-02-24T13:25:30+00:00 By Richard|Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Sleep Apnoea|

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, [...]