What is Sleep Apneoa?
Sleep apnoea (sleep apnea) is a condition that affects breathing when you are sleeping due to a narrowing or total closure of the airway, this results in disturbed sleep, although you will most likely be unaware of this disturbance, it leads to symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness. FAQs
What happens in people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
The soft tissue at the back of the throat relaxes during sleep, lack of muscle tone and gravity then cause the airway to narrow resulting in vibration to cause snoring. If the airway continues to collapse an obstruction follows causing an apnoea. FAQs
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