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Sleep is an essential factor in our everyday health and overall wellbeing.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together during sleep, blocking the airways above the voice box. Breathing stops for a period of time varying from ten seconds to one minute, until the brain registers a lack of oxygen to the brain and wakes the person. This may occur hundreds of times per night, causing fragmented sleep and therefore daytime sleepiness and fatigue.
Common symptoms a person suffering from sleep apnoea may experience include:
It is important to be aware that long term poor quality of sleep associated with sleep apnoea can increase the risk in number of health issues such as:
Who is affected by Sleep Apnoea?
It can affect anyone at any age; however, it is more common in people who are:
Other common causes of Sleep Apnoea
How can Sleep Apnoea treated?
A consultation with one our Simply Pharmacy Pharmacists, will give you access to the right advise on which treatment would be best for you. The pharmacist will discuss and discover your personalized sleep score, assess whether an overnight at-home sleep test is right for you, as well as discover how you can improve your concentration and energy levels.