Useful Information for Patients

OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) occurs when breathing is reduced or stopped for a few seconds or a few minutes and as a result the books oxygen level falls. People with OSA may not be aware that this is a medical problem that is causing them harm.

The risks associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea may include:

1. Blood pressure
2. Heart attack
3. Stroke
4. Diabetes
5. Depression
6. Motor vehicle accident

Diagnose:

1. Home Based Sleep Study
2. In-Laboratory Sleep Study

Treatment:

1. CPAP (continue positive airway pressure)
2. Oral appliance
3. Lose weight
4. Sleep hygiene (healthy sleep routine)