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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy - What it is

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Singapore General HospitalObstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition in which the upper airway collapses repeatedly during sleep. This creates an effect similar to that of being repeatedly choked throughout the night.

During these episodes, there are recurrent dips in the blood oxygen levels, putting stress on the heart. As a result, sleep is unrefreshing and patients typically feel sleepy and irritable throughout the day.

What if OSA is left untreated?

In addition to causing sleep disruption and daytime symptoms, OSA can increase the risks of serious health complications such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Stroke (Almost 70% of people who have had a stroke have OSA)
  • Hypertension (>35% of people with sleep apnoea suffer from hypertension)
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart failure and heart attacks (by 2 to 3 times)
  • Risk of motor vehicle accidents (by 7 times)
  • Increased risk of work-related accidents

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy - Other Information

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