Sleep Apnoea

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Irregular Work Schedule

Do you ever feel like your inconsistent work schedule has robbed you of precious sleep?  The seemingly never-ending cycle of shifting work hours and an irregular sleep schedule takes a real toll on your physical and mental health.  With an erratic work schedule, it can be hard to find the time (and desire) for proper

Tips for Better Sleep on Daylight Savings Time

Image.1 – Better Sleep on Daylight Savings Time Have you ever wondered why at some point in the year, the clocks change, moving forward or backward? Perhaps you even question why clocks have to be this complicated. Well, this is what we call Daylight Savings Time. For most people, it’s a bit stressful. Adjusting your

How to Sleep In Hot Weather (Or When You Feel Overheated)

A hot, humid night can make it difficult to sleep. Hot flashes also create havoc with sleep. And if you have obstructive sleep apnoea, the pauses in breathing that occur every night can further disrupt sleep once you’ve managed to drift off. You can take several steps to cool down in the evening and stay

How Sleep Apnoea Can Increase the Risk of Auto Accidents

Sleepiness and drowsy driving can be caused by a number of factors such as jetlag, shift work, sleep deprivation and untreated sleep disorders — including obstructive sleep apnoea. The American Sleep Apnoea Association is supporting efforts to increase awareness about good sleep and the consequences of sleepiness.

Sleep Is Necessary For Your Brain Health

Sleep is one of the most critical factors contributing to good health. Doctors recommend adults get 7 to 8 hours of rest every night. But the importance of getting quality sleep goes beyond the physical benefits. Over the past decades, researchers have found evidence that sleeping well also benefits the brain. If you snore and

Critical in Today’s World: How to Build Lung Capacity

The pandemic has made us realize the importance of our lungs. Patients with COVID-19 infection struggle to breathe because their lungs are affected; doctors are now encouraging everyone to improve their lung capacity, so they can better fight infections like COVID-19. Our lungs provide the body with oxygen; to ensure the body gets the oxygen

How Sleep Affects Your Chance of Getting Ulcerative Colitis

Getting seven to nine hours of sleep greatly affects your health in some surprising ways. Loss of sleep due to sleep apnoea increases risk of ulcerative colitis and other health problems. Key takeaways:·         Getting less than 6 hours of sleep – or more than 9 hours of sleep – increases the risk of ulcerative colitis.

NJ Train Engineer in Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea

The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed in September may have suffered from sleep apnoea. The accident occurred at the Hoboken terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people. Key takeaways: ·         Tests were carried out a week after the accident and Thomas Gallagher, the engineer, was diagnosed with sleep

Snoring Is No Laughing Matter

You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea if you snore during sleep and feel drowsy all day. Majority of people with sleep apnoea are unaware of having the condition. Key takeaways: ·         OSA is caused by the relaxing of muscles at the back of the throat, effectively interrupting breathing during sleep.

Myths and Facts about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea involves loud snoring — but is a much more complex condition than snoring. Key takeaways: ·        Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes the tonsils, the tongue and the tissues at the back of the throat to block the airways.