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Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea?


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Snoring is not the only indicator of obstructive sleep apnea.

Here are some other tell-tale signs of potential sleep apnea:
  • Has your partner noticed that you sometimes gasp or stop breathing during sleep?
  • Do you often wake up feeling unrefreshed even after a full night's sleep?
  • Do you sometimes feel excessively sleepy during the day?
  • Have your energy and motivation levels decreased?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
Additionally, if you answer yes to any of the following questions you may be at greater risk from sleep apnea?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Are you a heavy snorer?
  • Does anyone else in your family have a history of snoring and sleep apnea?
Although sleep apnea is more likely to affect men, women can also suffer from sleep apnea and should also be checked out if symptoms suggest its presence.

The risks to your health include:
High blood pressure and the associated risks
Heart attack
Heart disease
A person with sleep apnea is seven times more likely to have a car accident*

For more information on sleep apnea check out: www.osauk.org

*Young T, Blustein, et al. Sleep. 1997


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