Sleep Apnoea: Signs you shouldn't sleep through
Posted 2 years ago
It’s the middle of the night and a man sleeps. As he breathes, the muscles in his throat close. He is without air for anywhere between ten seconds to a minute. His brain registers the lack of oxygen and sends a wake-up call, rousing the sleeper. His airway reopens and he drifts back to sleep. This cycle is called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and in severe cases it repeats hundreds of times a night. It affects five per cent of Australians, with one in four men over the age of 30 affected.