Sleep Apnoea

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.

The Surprise Risk Factor in Sleep Apnoea? Your Ethnicity

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes a reduction in the amount of oxygen reaching the brain. The effects of sleep apnoea may therefore not only affects brain health but overall health as well. Key takeaways: ·  OSA reduces the deep nourishing sleep predisposing people to depression and memory problems. ·  Ethnicity is an equally important risk

Sleep Apnoea May Up Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep apnoea is characterized by the partial or complete blockage of a person’s airways causing intermittent pauses in breathing. A growing body of evidence has linked sleep apnoea to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Key takeaways: ·        People with severe obstructive sleep apnoea were 70 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared