Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is defined as the cessation of airflow during sleep preventing air from entering the lungs caused by an obstruction. Sleep Apnoea causes the sufferer to stop breathing for a period of time during sleep and is considered clinically significant if the cassations are longer than 10 seconds. OSA only happens during sleep due
It is well known that there are 2 main stages of sleep – non REM sleep, and REM sleep – both very different from each other. The terms stem from the characteristics of a person’s rapid eye movement in one stage, and not in the other. Non REM sleep has been known to be subdivided into
It may sound like a fairly stupid question.. Snoring is that annoying sound some people make when they’re sleeping, isn’t it? Well… Yes. And no. There’s a bit more to it than just the noise you make when you’re asleep. We’ve compiled this short article to give you an insight into what actually causes snoring.
I am 67 years old, I exercise regularly and have been told that I am quite fit for my age – I am in a swim squad and swim three times a week. Even with this regular exercise I always felt as though I did not have enough breath and always felt tired during the
Snoring has been medically proven to contribute to major health problems and is associated with disrupted sleep and an increased risk for sleep apnea. Snoring and associated hyperventilation can also cause or exacerbate asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Indirectly, snoring can impact negatively on relationships. The effects can range from poor sleeping