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