Sleep Disorders

Episodes where your sleep is disturbed can leave sufferers or family members feeling as if they aren’t fully refreshed and rested, sleepy during the daytime and can impact on your ability to function properly. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder where the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax when you sleep and for some people they relax sufficiently to interrupt your regular breathing. Most people with OSA also snore very loudly as an associated problem.

This is a relatively common condition, affects more men than women, and is often linked to being overweight, smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.