The good news
Because of the many associated health risks, it's important to take sleep apnoea seriously.
But the good news is there is a treatment for it, and most people experience a whole range of benefits from being treated:
- In many cases, treatment has been shown to reduce the symptoms of sleep apnoea, such as daytime sleepiness, depressed mood, anxious thoughts, reduced memory and concentration, and reduced quality of life (especially in the areas of work performance and marital/family relationships).
- By treating your sleep apnoea, you may help to lower the associated risks and improve your overall health.1
- Untreated sleep apnoea is also associated with symptoms including palpitations, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and chest discomfort, which may be reduced when your sleep apnoea is treated.2-3-4
- People with sleep apnoea can become too tired to exercise, making some of their underlying conditions worse. Obese people being treated for their sleep apnoea gain more energy, which may then help them exercise and lose weight.5 And weight loss has been shown to improve sleep apnoea for some people.6
- Treating your sleep apnoea when you are recovering from a major illness may combat your fatigue, so you have the motivation to follow a rehabilitation program.7
If you suspect you might have sleep apnoea, you're only a few steps away from a better night's sleep and feeling like yourself again!
Take our simple quiz to see if you might be at risk.