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
Video courtesy of ResMed
On behalf of the committee, we wish all our members, friends and relatives a peaceful, blessed and healthy Christmas. May 2020 bring you everything that you wish.
Peter Morgan has resigned as chairman due to ill health. Ian Bright has stepped into the breach and will administer WelshSAS in 2019/2020.