Monthly Archives: April 2019

Sleep Apnoea: Long Term Prognosis

Most diseases are curable by taking medications, but in some cases medications or therapy may only control or regulate some diseases.  What then is the long-term prognosis for sleep apnoea? Can a person with sleep apnoea can hope to be totally free from it?

What Causes Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive sleep apnoea is due to the collapse of a part of the airway starting from the nose and ending up on the lungs, collapses during sleep.  Breathing is repeatedly disrupted for 10 seconds or more all through the night.

The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in adults is obesity and excess weight, which is linked with the soft tissue of the throat and mouth.… Read More...