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Sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea

The latest scientific research1 published in the world's leading respiratory health journal suggests that more than 936 million people have obstructive sleep apnoea. This is almost 10 times greater than the World Health Organisation's 2007 estimate. More than 85 percent of [obstructive] sleep apnoea patients are undiagnosed1. Sleep apnoea can impact anyone: men, women and children. Snoring is the number one indicator of sleep apnoea followed by other signs such as lack of energy during the day, morning headaches, weight gain and depressed mood, among other things. You don't have to settle for being tired all the time, you can always ask your doctor.

What is sleep apnoea ?

Find out exactly what is meant by "sleep apnoea", and what happens to your body while you’re having an apnoea.

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Types of sleep apnoea

Find out the differences between the three main types of sleep apnoea, and how to recognise the symptoms in yourself or loved ones.

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Common symptoms of sleep apnoea

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.

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Sleep apnoea risks

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.

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The good news

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.

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Sleep apnoea quiz

Find out if you’re at risk of sleep apnoea by taking this short quiz. You can then talk to your doctor about your results and get the medical care you need.

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Get connected

Sleep apnoea is more common than you might think. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnoea, you won't need to walk the journey alone.

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Sleep apnoea diagnosis

If you suspect that you have sleep apnoea, let us help you get your journey to better sleep started.

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Sleep apnoea treatment

Sleep apnoea treatment options and an overview of what to expect from sleep apnoea therapy from ResMed, the global leader in sleep medicine.

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References

  1. Benjafield et al. Estimation of the global prevalence and burden of obstructive sleep apnoea: a literature-based analysis. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2019.