The most common sleeping disorder is obstructive sleep apnoea. Millions of people across the globe are affected by the sleeping disorder but not everyone is receiving treatment. If left untreated or poorly treated, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) will negatively impact a person – physically, mentally and even emotionally.
In the last 25 years, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has been the gold standard for treating sleep apnoea. However, not everyone prescribed with CPAP therapy can tolerate the treatment.
Alternative Sleep Apnoea Treatments
In past blog articles, CPAP Victoria has presented alternative treatment for CPAP therapy. Alternative treatments for mild cases of OSA include positional therapy and lifestyle changes such as losing weight and regulating alcohol consumption.… Read More...
One of the core pillars of good health is sound sleep. When a person is in a state of continuous sleep deprivation, his health and quality of life decline.
How many are sleep deprived?
Studies indicate that in developing countries, about 150 million people are sleep deprived. In the United States alone, 1/3 of the population is not getting enough sleep. In Japan, the average sleeping hour is only 5 hours and 59 minutes. According to research done by the Sleep Health Foundation 33%-45% of Australiana have poor sleep patterns that lead to irritability and fatigue that could lead to unsafe behavior, poor mental health and low productivity.… Read More...
Recent studies have indicated a strong link between sleep apnoea and atrial fibrillation, a condition affects over 33 million people across the world. Though atrial fibrillation may be caused by hypertension, heart disease and brought about by age, more than half of AFib patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
People with obstructive sleep apnoea experience at least 10 seconds of restricted breathing during sleep due to blockage in their airway. The condition can be mild or severe, depending on the number of times a person stops breathing each hour.
What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation or AFib is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm experienced by a person due to disordered electrical signal received by the heart.… Read More...
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) are related breathing disorders . OSA is characterized by interrupted sleep due to obstruction in the airway of persons who are most likely obese and with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. Whereas patients with OHS are mostly obese and have sleep disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnoea.
What is Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)?
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is a form of breathing disorder in people who are obese. The condition leads to high carbon dioxide level and to low oxygen level in the blood. This condition occurs due to hypoventilation during the day, which basically means that not enough air is moving in and out of the lungs persons suffering from OHS. … Read More...