Does your snoring keep your bed partner awake at night?
Do you wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed?
Do you constantly feel tired throughout the day?
You may be at risk of Sleep Apnoea.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted momentarily during sleep (this occurs when there are pauses in breathing lasting from seconds to minutes, or short shallow breaths.) Normal breathing resumes quickly and is often done so with loud gasping or snoring. People with untreated sleep apnoea can stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times throughout the duration of their sleep. This means the brain, and the rest of the body may not be getting enough oxygen.
Signs and Symptoms
Some of the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnoea may include:
- Episodes of snorting, choking and gasping for air during sleep
- Poor memory and concentration
- Lethargy, daytime sleepiness, excessive tiredness, constant fatigue
Some risk factors may include:
- Large neck circumference
- Age – Over 65 years.
If you feel that you may have Sleep Apnoea, please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for A Sleep GP Assessment.
We have both CPAP and APAP machines for overnight rental.