Sleep Apnea

Get the information on this common snoring-related condition

Sleep Apnea

Get the information on this common snoring-related condition

What is Sleep Apnea?


Apnea simply means “no breathing”. Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake. It is a common misconception that all loud snorers have sleep apnea, but if you…

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea


Sleep apnea is a serious condition linked to snoring. It is important to know the signs and symptoms. Loud snoring, sleepiness, poor concentration, and headaches and sore throat are the most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?


Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are strongly linked - so how can you tell the difference? It is normal to have a high Snore Score or be told you snore and then worry if it might be something more serious. Primary snoring and obstructive sleep…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment


If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or think you might have the condition, you may have questions about how to treat it. There are several treatment options; the most effective way to treat your sleep apnea depends on the…

Sleep Apnea: Screening, Testing and Treatment


Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake. The combined effects of disturbed sleep and repeated bouts of low oxygen cause lots of problems for your physical and…

What Happens in a Sleep Study?


In this guide to sleep studies, we explore what a sleep study does, how to get a sleep study, which type of sleep study is best for you, what to expect at a sleep lab, what to expect with a home study, what your results mean and what happens after…

Study for Sleep Apnea – Susan’s Story


For a while I suspected that I only snored intermittently throughout the night. My snoring has generally occurred in the usual “snoring circumstances” such as laying on my back, after drinking alcohol and being extremely tired. My snoring seemed to…

Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children


Just like adults, almost all children will snore occasionally. The mechanics of snoring are no different in children. Inhaled air becomes partially obstructed which causes excess soft tissue in the upper airway to flap and make noise. But how do you…

Underappreciated Signs of Sleep Apnea


Obstructive sleep apnea is often undiagnosed, so spotting the signs - including the unusual ones - is important. Here, we highlight some of the lesser-known symptoms which could be signs of sleep apnea: frequent nightly urination, mood changes,…

Discovering Sleep Apnea – Anna’s Story


Many people with obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. People can often have headaches, feel excessively tired and have difficulty staying focussed, but they often don't make the link with snoring. Sleep apnea is simply a condition that many…

CPAP Problems and How to Fix Them


Here, we address the most common problems people have with CPAP. When used correctly and fitted well, CPAP can dramatically reduce apneic events as well as greatly decreasing snoring volume and frequency. This guide will show you how to get the most…

CPAP: A Guide to the Different Types of Mask


CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. A CPAP device uses a mask to force air into your nose or mouth and is very effective in treating moderate to severe sleep apnea, a condition where the airway repeatedly closes during sleep.…

6 Common Myths About Sleep Apnea


Most snorers don’t have sleep apnea. But most people with sleep apnea snore. There is a positive correlation between snoring intensity and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea; that is, the louder you snore, the more likely you are to suffer from…

Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea


Surgery is perhaps the most drastic snoring remedy available and has the potential to be very effective for some people. There are a number of surgical interventions to reduce snoring and sleep apnea. In this article, we summarise the different…