SLEEP APNOEA

What it is, its risk factors, its health impacts,
and how it can be treated?

There are three types of Sleep Apnoea

Because the underlying causes are distinct, there are important differences in the symptoms, causes, and treatments of OSA and CSA.

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Central sleep apnoea (CSA)​Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) ​Mixed sleep apnoea​

OSA occurs when the airway at the back of the throat becomes physically blocked. That obstruction causes temporary lapses in a breath.

CSA happens because there is a problem with the brain’s system for controlling muscles involved in respiration, leading to slower and shallower breathing.

When a person has both OSA and CSA at the same time, it is referred to as mixed sleep apnoea or complex sleep apnoea.

Physical and psychiatric presenting symptoms

How to Diagnose Sleep Apnoea?

Results from an 8-12 Hour overnight Sleep Study using DiagnOSA

DiagnOSA 

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