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Sleep Apnea Do you have it?


ūüĎČDo you suffer from Sleep Apnea?

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a chronic disorder characterized by recurring episodes of limited airflow during sleep. This sudden interruption to your breathing takes you out of the sleep cycle called deep sleep and sometimes even wakes you up.

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‚úĒÔłŹHas anyone told you that you snore loudly?

‚úĒÔłŹHas your partner witnessed you gasp or stop breathing during sleep?

‚úĒÔłŹDo you often wake up tired in the morning or you're sleepy during the day?

‚úĒÔłŹDo you sometimes wake up with a headache in the morning?

‚úĒÔłŹHave your energy and motivation levels decreased?

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If you have answered ‚ÄėYes‚Äô to at least two of these, then you are at a higher risk of having sleep apnoea and should seek further medical advice.

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Other Factors that increase the risk of OSA include:

‚Ė™ÔłŹBeing overweight

‚Ė™ÔłŹSmoking

‚Ė™ÔłŹTaking certain medications

‚Ė™ÔłŹNasal congestion such as nasal polyps

‚Ė™ÔłŹDrinking alcohol

‚Ė™ÔłŹA family history of sleep apnoea

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OSA can have serious health consequences and can increase the likelihood of developing hypertension, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, glucose intolerance, and impotence.

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OSA should be managed like a chronic disease.

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Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing OSA and can also relieve sleep apnoea symptoms.

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ūüď•If you suspect you have OSA, make an online appointment with our sleep expert who can perform online sleep assessment in order to advise what steps you should take next.

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Visit our website:hpbrain.org

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