Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

November 18th, 2014 by admin in Uncategorized Comments Off on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Noisy breathing at night is universal, however if your snoring begins to interfere with your sleeping patterns, or your partners’ sleeping patterns, it may be time to seek help. Don’t worry – you are not alone. About 30% of women and 50% of men are habitual snorers. Not only is it an annoying condition, it may also be indicative of obstructive sleep apnoea, a more serious condition which is associated with shallow breathing or periods of no breathing at all in your sleep.

One possible treatment option is CPAP. This is the mainstay of treating obstructive sleep apnoea. CPAP treatment uses a positive air pressure to keep the airway open whilst sleeping. The positive air pressure is generated by a pump called a CPAP machine, and is applied through a small mask which fits over the nose, or the nose and mouth. CPAP prevents snoring by stopping structures in the airway from vibrating.

 There are also a variety of oral devices and surgical options available for the condition. The appropriate treatment option for you depends on many factors, such as the severity of your condition, your fitness level, and your weight. For more information, you can book an appointment with Professor Havas.