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TRAINThe engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed in September may have suffered from sleep apnoea. The accident occurred at the Hoboken terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people.

Key takeaways:

·         Tests were carried out a week after the accident and Thomas Gallagher, the engineer, was diagnosed with sleep apnoea.

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snoringYou may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea if you snore during sleep and feel drowsy all day. Majority of people with sleep apnoea are unaware of having the condition.

Key takeaways:

·         OSA is caused by the relaxing of muscles at the back of the throat, effectively interrupting breathing during sleep.

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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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