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Sleep Apnoea

Are you battling sleep apnoea?

Sleep Apnoea is a condition characterised by 'stopping breathing' for more than 10 seconds at a time while asleep.  

There are two types of sleep apnoea' obstructive sleep apnoea and the less common central sleep apnoea. Diagnosis is confirmed by a 'sleep study'.

Typical symptoms of sleep apnoea:

  • Snoring
  • Restlessness, excessive movement/kicking while asleep
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dry mouth/throat on waking
  • Thirst overnight and or on waking
  • Waking unrefreshed, daytime tiredness, foggy thinking
  • Tendency to fall asleep in meetings and in front of the TV
  • Breathlessness on exercise. 

If you think you maybe suffering from Sleep Apnoea don't hesitate to speak with one of our general practitioners who will arrange a series of tests, including a sleep study.

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