sleep apnoea


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Related to sleep apnoea: sleep apnoea syndrome, Obstructive sleep apnoea

sleep apnoea

Repetitive periods without breathing, occurring during sleep, lasting for 10 seconds or longer and recurring hundreds of times a night. Most cases are due to over-relaxation of the muscles of the soft palate, in heavy snorers, which sag and obstruct the airway. Obesity is a common factor. Less commonly, the condition is due to disturbance of the brain mechanisms that maintain respiration. Sleep apnoea is associated with hypertension from over-stimulation of the carotid body by oxygen free radicals and the incidence of heart attacks during the night is three times as high as normal.
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Obstructive sleep apnoea is caused by the throat narrowing too much during sleep, preventing someone from breathing.
He said sleep studies were carried out only on patients who definitely had sleep apnoea.
In America, given the increase in the number of overweight people, sleep apnoea is particularly becoming a problem in children.
And sleep apnoea was, in fact, originally called Pickwickean Syndrome.
The BTS said research had shown that people with sleep apnoea could be seven to 12 times more likely to have a road accident than those without the disorder.
Dr Parr agrees: "Patients who do have untreated sleep apnoea drive at the same level of performance as someone driving over the limit of alcohol.
Study Of A Novel Automatic Positive Airway Pressure Algorithm For The Treatment Of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea In Women, American Thoracic Society Annual Congress, San Diego 2014: A5621
Gender differences in morbidity and health care utilization among adult obstructive sleep apnoea patients.
THE theories about sleep apnoea are varied: obesity increases your risk of developing this.
The standard treatment for sleep apnoea is the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or C.
Surgery is not a treatment for sleep apnoea unless a person has difficulty tolerating C.
P because the procedure alleviates snoring, which is not a treatment for sleep apnoea.