Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a serious condition in which breathing is repeatedly and continually impaired during sleep. If unidentified and untreated OSA is a serious risk factor for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and depression.
Potential sufferers complain of chronic exhaustion during the daytime and are commonly observed to be snoring through the night. In some cases breathing is so restricted that patients may go well over a minute without breathing and this can happen many times during the night.
At UFS Chemist we have a sleep apnoea consultant to help assess your risk of OSA and manage your current requirements for treatment.
Please note that formal sleep apnoea testing requires prior approval from your medical practitioner.