Snoring and sleep apnoea are often problems that are laughed off by people. We agree at Sleep Right Australia that snoring is funny – we laugh all the time when we hear our friends snore. We then stop laughing and get mad with whoever is snoring because it is annoying and disrupts our sleep. The social consequences of snoring is probably the main reason people come and see us. By social consequences we mean people are nagged and nagged into submission before coming.
Snoring and sleep apnoea is a health concern and it can really effect your quality of life. At Sleep Right Australia we divide the problem into two categories – Symptoms and Co-morbidities (a Co-morbidity is an associated health condition).
Typical symptoms you may experience are:
- Waking unrefreshed
- Tired during the day
- Witnessed pauses of breathing through the night
- Headaches in the morning
- Dry mouth or sore throat
- Passing urine through the night
Sleep apnoea is also intertwined with a range of other health conditions and it makes sense – Sleep takes up an important third of our lives and if it is not working how it is supposed to it will lead to other complications. Doctor’s are becoming more and more aware of the links with these conditions.
Co-morbidities we see commonly with sleep apnoea are:
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Type II diabetes
- Atrial Fibrillation
Soooooo getting a sleep study and treating your snoring and sleep apnoea is beneficial. Not just for everybody else you are annoying but for you too!
Think you might have sleep apnoea? Want to do a sleep study?
Call us on 1800799950, email us at [email protected] or pop into our shop – 82 Ovens Street Wangaratta.