Have you ever thought about having a home sleep study? If you struggle with daytime sleepiness then you may already know what’s causing it. Perhaps you find it hard to wind down after a busy day, or you have an infant in the house? But if you don’t know, and you really need a good night’s sleep, a sleep study may be the answer. So, do you go to a sleep lab or opt for a home sleep study?
If you’re like most people you may not like the idea of having CPAP treatment forever. But, that may not be the case for you. How long you have to use CPAP all comes down to your sleep apnea diagnosis and how effective your treatment is.
Like many illnesses, the length of your treatment really comes down to whether you have mild or severe sleep apnea. If you have mild sleep apnea than you may not need CPAP treatment forever. But, if you have severe sleep apnea the consequences can be life-threatening and it’s more likely that you will need CPAP treatment forever.
It’s no secret that there’s a link between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and high blood pressure, or hypertension. But what you might not know is just how dangerous that link is. Sleep apnoea and high blood pressure are a deadly combination. Both can lead to serious complications, such as stroke and heart attack.
Sleep fragmentation or broken and disrupted sleep, as occurs in people suffering from sleep disordered breathing conditions (such as sleep apnoea,) has been clearly linked to an increased likelihood of Alzheimer's disease. video source: Channel 7 News
Spring has finally arrived. (Cue Vivaldi orchestral music!) The sun is shining. The days are longer, with plants and trees blooming with radiant bursts of floral colour.
However, with the change of season comes increased pollen levels which can make breathing difficult for those who suffer from allergy-induced lethargy. This lethargy is similar to experiencing jetlag where the body needs time to acclimatise.