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Sleep Apnoea

 
 
 
 
 
 

What is Sleep Apnoea?

 
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a breathing disorder in which the throat muscles relax to the extent of collapse, leading to the cessation of breathing during sleep for a period of at least 10 seconds.

These episodes of respiratory arrest can produce, among other effects, a reduction of oxygen levels and increase of carbon dioxide levels in the blood which, in turn, can trigger other problems such as increased work for the heart and high blood pressure.

When you involuntarily stop breathing, the respiratory control centre in the brain sends an activation signal to wake you up just enough to get some air and breathe again. Then, you fall asleep ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TYPES OF APNOEATYPES OF APNOEA

 
Learn about the differences between the three main types of sleep apnoea and how to recognise their symptoms.

There are three main types of sleep apnoea:
 
 
 
 
 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A PROBLEM?

 
Warning signs during the night:

  1. Snoring
  2. Agitated sleep
  3. Breathing pauses during the night
  4. Need to urinate frequently during the night (nocturia)
Warning signs during the day:
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in keeping concentrated or remembering
 
SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNOEA

 
THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS THAT YOU MAY PERCEIVE ARE:

 
COMPLICATIONS:
 
RISKS OF SLEEP APNOEA