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snoringSleep apnoea involves loud snoring -- but is a much more complex condition than snoring.

Key takeaways:

·        Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes the tonsils, the tongue and the tissues at the back of the throat to block the airways.

·        OSA does not only affect older people even though it is more common after age 40. It affects...

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girlObstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes a reduction in the amount of oxygen reaching the brain. The effects of sleep apnoea may therefore not only affects brain health but overall health as well.

Key takeaways:

·  OSA reduces the deep nourishing sleep predisposing people to depression and memory problems.

·  Ethnicity is an equally important risk factor for OSA compared to being overweight or obese.

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sleep apneaSleep apnoea is characterized by the partial or complete blockage of a person’s airways causing intermittent pauses in breathing. A growing body of evidence has linked sleep apnoea to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Key takeaways:

·        People with severe obstructive sleep apnoea were 70 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared to healthy...

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