Category Archives: Sleep apnoea

OSA tied to increased health risks

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. What we know about OSA involves repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. Common symptoms of OSA are excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, waking unrefreshed, and waking during the night choking or gasping for air. OSA occurs in at […]

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Things that go ‘snort’ in the night: Towards effective new therapies for sleep apnoea

I remember the first time I saw someone stop breathing during sleep. After a prolonged pause they suddenly gasped for air only to fall back asleep and stop breathing once again. Like me, if you have ever witnessed someone suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), it’s hard to imagine how these individuals can function at all during the day given […]

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