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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Next Committee meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for 7th December 2016 At1600hrs in the Chapel St Woolos Hospital. The meetings are open and all members welcome to attend and meet the team.


Wanted WSAS Ambassadors

The WelshSAS is looking to expand and is asking for volunteer ambassadors to liaise and promote the society in other Welsh health areas. i.e. Swansea, Cardiff, mid  west and north Wales. Can you help and devote some time? If yes please send a brief note with your contact details (Telephone, … Read more


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