- Loud snoring, interrupted by pauses in breathing, choking, gasping in sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Memory loss, poor judgment
- Mood changes-irritability, depression
- Obesity(weight gain)
- Majorly occurs in males
- People who are generally overweight
- If there is any family history of Sleep Apnoea
- People with high blood pressure
- With the help of sleep study and above mentioned symptoms, physicians specialized in sleep disorders conduct a sleep study by recording the body functions of a patient while he sleeps and if any irregularity is recorded then it is decided if the patient has sleep apnoea or not.
- Heart beat disturbances
- Heart attacks
- Brain attacks
- Weight gain
- Road accidents and work-related accidents due to sleepiness
- Losing weight
- Avoiding alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking
- Changing sleep positions to improve breathing and avoid sleeping on your back
- Positive Airway Pressure (PAP): Continuous positive airway pressure, also called CPAP, is a treatment in which a mask is worn over the nose and/or mouth while you sleep. The mask is hooked up to a machine that delivers a continuous flow of air under pressure, into the nose. This air flow helps keep the airways open so that breathing is regular. CPAP is the most common treatment for sleep apnoea. There's also bi-level positive airway pressure(BPAP) which is similar to CPAP but the air flow changes when you breathe in and then breathe out.
Sleep Apnoea refers to disrupted breathing during sleep. It is a resultant of narrowing of the breathing passage leading to partial or complete closure.
Who all can get Sleep Apnoea?
How Sleep Apnoea Diagnosed?
Harmful effects of Sleep Apnoea if untreated:
Specific Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea