Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to Know that CPAP is Actually Working

CPAPOSA patients generally require a period of adjustment to tolerate CPAP therapy. This entails tolerance of the CPAP mask on the patient’s face and the presence of air pressure delivered by the CPAP machine. Some patients get used to the CPAP machine in not time whereas there are those who take a longer time of adjusting to the machine. The best advice for OSA patients new to CPAP therapy is to not give.

Some of the more common problems one can expect in CPAP therapy are trouble falling asleep, leaky mask and a dry mouth or nose. As tolerance builds up and adjustments on the pressure and mask are made, these irritants will no longer be problems.… Read More...

Snoring

SnoringWhen breathing is partially obstructed, a harsh or hoarse sound comes out while you are sleeping. Snoring occurs when then your throat tissues relax thus causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe in and out. The vibration creates the “snoring” sound.

While snoring may seem trivial, it may also indicate a serious health or medical condition and could very well be an irritant to your partner and other family members. As much as half of adults snore on occasions and in some cases snoring can be stopped by making lifestyle changes such as sleeping on your side, losing weight and avoiding alcohol before bedtime.… Read More...

Snoring and OSA: The Same or Not?

SnoringA recent study indicated that 45% of normal adults occasionally snore and that 25% are consistent snorers. The study also concluded that snoring is most common to males and overweight persons and that the condition aggravates as one ages.

The American Sleep Association said that there are more than 90 million Americans who snore during sleep. Half of the figure are simple snorers while the other half may suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea or OSA. Simple snoring and snoring due to OSA are two different things. So a short answer to the question if snoring and OSA the same is “NO”.… Read More...

How Sleep Apnoea Affects Bed Partner and Family

Sleep Apnoea Affects on Partner

Sleep Apnoea Affects on Partner

Based on various scientific studies, sleep problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, non-restorative sleep and obstructive sleep apnoea are linked to negative effects on functioning, well-being and quality of life. The studies involved the general population, clinical patients, working people and even children. These studies concluded that people with sleep apnoea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs and primary parasomnias have poorer quality of life than the general population.

Effects of Sleep Loss

Sleeping disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea, cause daytime sleepiness, depression, snoring, loss of memory and difficulties with concentration.

Sleepiness – Majority of OSA patients are excessively sleepy during the day.… Read More...