127 Ivy Road, Norwood, Johannesburg | (011) 483 2281
If you suffer from sleep apnoea, each time your airway is closed, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts the brain, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Because the time spent awake is brief, most people with sleep apnoea don’t remember it- and many times they think they are getting a good night sleep. However the constant sleep – wake – sleep cycle interrupts the deep sleep that refreshes the body, and sufferers are frequently drowsy during the day. Low oxygen levels and lack of continuous sleep takes a toll on heart health, can contribute to brain dysfunction, and may tip the patient into diabetes.
Studies have shown that if anyone has told you that you snore, or has ‘poked’ you to make you move to start rebreathing, you have a 90% chance of having sleep apnoea.
Other signs include
Please tell us a bit about your symptoms by filling in the form below and clicking the submit button.