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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We are currently planning our 2019 AGM If you have a subject matter that you wish raised or discussed please let us know. We welcome all input. Current provisional themes are as follows: Interpretation of sleep study results. (What do all those squiggles mean?) The role of the Sleep ~Consultant … Read more
The next meeting will be held on 3rd Apri 2019, 1600hrs, at St Woolos chapel. All welcome.