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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2017 AGM Well attended

The 2017 AGM was possibly the best attended gathering the WSAS has experienced. An audience in excess of 50 turned up. The interaction was excellent and a interesting presentation of the new mini ResMed CPAP was well received by the audience. More to follow in due course.


2017 AGM

Please note the 2017 AGM will be held on he 16th September at the Lecture Theatre at the RGH Postgraduate Centre, Bellevue Lane Newport, Gwent. Resmed and Phillips Respironics will be displaying their vatious equipment and will be on hand to discuss individual needs . Light refreshments will be available. … Read more


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