What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatmentWhat is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]

Study reveals: Snoring, breathing problems during sleep may make people age faster

A new study shows that snoring may be a sign of a health problem that makes people age faster by hundreds of days. The bad effects of poor sleep could negatively affect the body, particularly how a person thinks or makes decisions the next day

Study reveals: Snoring, breathing problems during sleep may make people age fasterSnoring may be one of the most annoying things to hear at night. It can be your father, brother, sister a friend during a night out or you yourself. But aside from the noise, there is another reason to try to avoid snoring. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, shows that sleep-disordered breathing, […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than menObstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals study

The recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. This in turn, can cause swallowing dysfunction and render individuals more vulnerable for developing the severe condition obstructive sleep apnoea

Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals studyThese findings are reported by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. Their on-going research focuses on the processes behind vibratory damage and healing of the upper airway tract. The data generated will help identify people at high risk of developing sleep apnoea and to find novel treatment strategies. “Besides the disturbing effects, constant snoring can be […]

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Chinese researchers made the conclusion after reviewing 24 existing studies. Kids are 87% more likely to become snorers if exposed to second-hand smoke. The odds rose by around 2% for every cigarette smoked daily in the home

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kidsChildren exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke may become snorers, scientists claim. An analysis of existing research suggests their risk of becoming snorers rises by up to 87 per cent, if regularly exposed to lingering cigarette smoke. The odds of youngsters going on to become snorers rose by around two per cent for every cigarette smoked […]

Women with sleep apnoea at a higher risk of heart damage than men

A new study has found that a common but dangerous sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) poses more of a cardiac risk to women than men

Women with sleep apnoea at a higher risk of heart damage than menThe research, which will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, also suggests that OSA is commonly undiagnosed among people who snore. OSA arises when muscles in the throat relax and block the airway while a person is sleeping, causing them to gasp for air during sleep and […]

How to stop your partner snoring

It’s something that if you don’t address, then it can lead to sleep deprivation – or even relationship issues – in the future

How to stop your partner snoringDo you snore at night? You probably won’t know as you’re sound asleep! If you have a partner who snores, however, then you’ll know how annoying it can be. Nudging them, covering your ears or even sleeping in the spare room, can only work for so long. If it’s something that you don’t address, then […]

Excess sleep can put you at risk of developing mental disorders

Findings of a study published in Neurology comes as a surprise as people who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night are more likely to develop dementia accompanied by smaller brain volume, and poor executive function

Excess sleep can put you at risk of developing mental disordersSleep is a good indicator of our overall health and well-being. Seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended to feel truly rested, but oversleeping on a regular basis could signal problems with our brain health. A study published in Neurology found people who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night are more likely […]