Snoring is one of the most common causes of interrupted sleep whether you are the snorer or the person sleeping next to them. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a more serious condition which can have much more devastating effects on the sufferer's life.
In the case of simple snoring, the vibration of the soft tissue in the throat is caused by a partial closure of the airway. In OSA it is caused by the complete closure of the airway. In effect, a person with OSA stops breathing while asleep, and this can happen 50 to 60 times per hour. This interrupted sleep can result in extreme tiredness, which can lead to a variety of health issues.
Sufferers are often unaware of the condition, so if you have any concerns book an appointment with our specialist, Professor Johal, today.