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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Meeting Dates for 2015

The following dates are set for the WSAS committee meetings Wednesday 3rd December 2014 2015 Wednesday 4 March Wednesday 10 June Wednesday 9 September Wednesday 9 December All to be held in the chapel at St Woolos Hospital from 4:00pm until approximately 5:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.  


The Paterson “Sleep” Unit now opens for Business

A new dedicated sleep unit has been officially opened in the Royal Gwent Hospital. The Paterson Unit is one of only four units in Wales to offer specialised monitoring for a range of sleep disorders. The new unit will be located within the respiratory unit on ward C6 East at … Read more


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