Research shows severe obstructive sleep apnoea doubles the risk of stroke and increases the chance of recurrent stroke. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnoea. Its often associated with overweight but thin people also can have severe sleep apnoea
Book now for a sleep apnoea screening test , a blood pressure and stroke risk check. You will be given a wearable finger device that monitors your breathing pattern overnight and on downloading to our program , gives a risk score to decide if we should proceed to a formal sleep study.
You will also be given a questionnaire to fill in to assess symptoms that may be associated with sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterized by episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway during sleep, resulting in interrupted breathing patterns and a decrease in blood oxygen levels. It is a serious medical condition that can lead to a range of negative health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and depression.
The importance of sleep apnoea lies in its potential to disrupt the body's natural restorative processes, including deep sleep and the release of hormones that regulate mood and metabolism. Additionally, sleep apnoea impacts your overall health and quality of life.
People with untreated sleep apnoea often experience excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headache, difficulty concentrating, and an increased risk of car accidents. It can also cause mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Chronic sleep apnoea has also been linked to a range of other health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Recent research has shed new light on the underlying causes and potential treatments for sleep apnoea. For example, studies have identified genetic factors that increase the risk of sleep apnoea, as well as lifestyle factors like smoking and alcohol consumption that can exacerbate symptoms.
Additionally, advances in technology have led to the development of new diagnostic tools and treatment options for sleep apnoea, including wearable devices that monitor breathing patterns and customized oral appliances that can help keep the airway open during sleep.
Other research has shed new light on the potential health risks of sleep apnoea. For example, a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that people with severe sleep apnoea were four times more likely to die from any cause than people without the condition. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people with sleep apnoea were at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
In summary, sleep apnoea is a significant health concern that can have a range of negative impacts on physical and mental health. Understanding the underlying causes and potential treatments for sleep apnoea is an important area of research that has the potential to improve outcomes for millions of people who suffer from this condition.
But first we need to diagnose it! Many people are unaware they have it.
Book a sleep apnoea screening test on site. Dr Margaret McAdam Mbbs Fracgp Mba
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