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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2019 AGM – Preliminary Announcement

The date set for this years AGM is Saturday 7th September. Usual venue and time 1000-1300hrs. Further info to follow.


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


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