Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep, there are generally 3 types of sleep apnea:
1) Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA is the most common category of sleep-disordered breathing. The muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and at the level of the throat the human airway is composed of collapsible walls of soft tissue which can obstruct breathing during sleep. (Patient may consider to choose iNAP or CPAP devices)
2) Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
In pure CSA or Cheyne-Stokes respiration, the brain’s respiratory control centres are imbalanced during sleep. (Patient may consider to choose an BiPAP Devices)
3) Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA)
MSA is a combination of Obstructive and Central apnea.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
• Loud snoring
• Inability to concentrate during the day and a decrease in cognitive ability
• Sufferers will feel inclined to sleep or take naps during the day time to make up for tiredness
* You may prefer to consult with your family doctor or specialist to contact a sleep study before you are identified Sleep Apnea.