Many people have sleep apnoea, but may not even know it. In fact, sleep apnoea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women, so it’s more common than you might think.* .
It's important to recognise some of the common symptoms and understand why you may be feeling so tired and find out what to do if you do have sleep apnoea.
Find out exactly what is meant by "sleep apnoea", and what happens to your body while you’re having an apnoea.
Find out the differences between the three main types of sleep apnoea, and how to recognise the symptoms in yourself or loved ones.
It’s important to recognise the symptoms of sleep apnoea so that you can take the necessary steps to improving your health. It’s also important to know that sleep apnoea is linked to a number of other conditions.
When left untreated, patients with sleep apnoea can experiencehealth issues, including diabetes, stroke, cancer and depression.Sleep apnoea can also take a toll on your appearance, work and safety.
The good news about sleep apnoea is that if you have it, you’re not alone. There is something you can do about it, and you’ll feel much better after being treated for it.
Sleep apnoea treatment options and an overview of what to expect from sleep apnoea therapy from ResMed, the global leader in sleep medicine.
*Sleep-disordered breathing affects 34% of men and 17% of women aged between 30-70.
Peppard et al. Increased Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 (5.17)