Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is caused by the collapse of tissues in the upper airway. The prevalence of OSA in men at 4 percent is double that of women at 2 percent.
· 40 percent of women have a dramatic increase in sleep disturbance during and after menopause.
· Sleep disordered breathing such as OSA and snoring predispose people to cardiovascular complications that may include hypertension, arrhythmias, stroke and heart failure.
· A new study indicates that menopause could be a factor...
A concerned partner or spouse will lead to the diagnosis of sleep apnoea more than the patient complaining about the problem. They are the first to note that the patient is snoring.
· Sleep apnoea directly affects other family members just like it affects the patient.
· Sleep apnoea is thought to the silent underlying cause of other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
The complex reality of treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been highlighted by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Treatment of sleep apnoea in thinner people has its own unique challenges.
· Even though OSA is closely associated with obesity, up to 52 percent of patients have a BMI...