Sleep apnoea ‘can lead to tiredness’

24 September 2010 by , No Comments
Addressing sleep apnoea can reduce feelings of tiredness and lead to better nighttime rest, a US newspaper claims

Addressing sleep apnoea can reduce feelings of tiredness and lead to better nighttime rest, a US newspaper claims

Sleep apnoea can lead sufferers to become overtired and irritable, but there are treatments for the condition, which is thought to affect between 50 and 80 per cent of snorers.

This is according to the Chicago Tribune, which examined the case of 68-year-old Bob Dillon, who went to his primary care physician because of his snoring.

He used to wake himself up with the noise and told the news source that he felt constantly sleepy during the day, was short tempered and found it difficult to think clearly.

The article notes that Mr Dillon’s doctor sent him to a specialist centre where he underwent tests to determine whether sleep apnoea was the cause of his problems.

Without treatment, sleep apnoea, which sees breathing interrupted during the night, has been linked to heart attacks, diabetes, car accidents and high blood pressure.

Ways of addressing the condition include nasal strips, surgical procedures, lifestyle changes and a machine that places pressure on the airways.

Meanwhile, NFL star Percy Harvin, 22, recently revealed that he had spent a night in hospital to find out what was causing his intense migraines and discovered that they appeared to be linked to sleep apnoea.

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