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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AGM Speakers – important announcement

We are delighted to announce that Prof Mary Morel of Imperial College London will again address delegates at the AGM. This is bound to be an entertaining talk and will be full of fun anecdotes. Mr Chris Rogers Secretary General of SATA (SleepApnoea Trust) will update us on the latest … Read more


The 2018 AGM will be held on the 15th September at 1100 hrs. As in previous year it will be held at the Friars Centre  top of Belle Vue Lane Newport. All are welcome and a packed  programme of for all is being planned.

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