WHAT IS Obstructive Sleep Apnoea(OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep disorder, making up 84% of sleep apnoea diagnoses.1 The World Health Organisation estimates that over 100 million adults suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea worldwide.2

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What causes Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

If you have OSA, it means your upper airway temporarily closes while you sleep, causing you to stop breathing. These periods when your breathing stops (called apnoea) last for at least ten seconds and may happen up to several hundred times a night. The upper airway could become blocked due to:

  • Mouth and throat muscles relaxing too much during sleep

  • Fatty tissue of your neck narrowing the airway

  • Inflamed tonsils, or other temporary reasons

  • Structural reasons, like the shape of the nose, neck or jaw

Snoring occurs when the soft palate and other tissue in the upper airway vibrate.  Although Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is often diagnosed by loud snoring, not everyone who snores has OSA.

 

Who develops Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Both children and adults can develop Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

In children, causes of OSA are often structural, meaning that the shape of the jaw, tonsils or a large overbite will block the airway, making it difficult to breathe during sleep. Other factors can include birth defects like Down’s syndrome or even childhood obesity.

 

Although anyone can develop OSA, certain factors can put you at increased risk, including:

  • Obesity/Overweight

  • Large neck circumference

  • Large tonsils

  • Narrowed airway

  • Chronic nasal congestion

  • Male gender

  • Increasing age

  • Ethnicity

  • Family history

  • Smoking

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Anatomical abnormalities

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes

Talk to your doctor about getting a sleep test if you’re feeling tired, snoring loudly and/or can’t sleep properly. Discover our ResMed treatment options available for OSA to help you breathe, sleep and get your life back.

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References

  1. ResMed Website

  2. Morgenthaler TI, Kagramanov V, Hanak V, Decker PA. Complex sleep apnea syndrome: is it a unique clinical syndrome? Sleep 2006;29(9):1203–9

  3. Bousquet J, Khaltaev N. Global surveillance, prevention and control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases. A comprehensive approach. Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases. World Health Organisation. 2007. 

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In a sleep lab or hospital, a sleep technician will place sensors on your patient's body to monitor their sleep.Sensors are placed:on the chest to monitor heart activity close to the eyelids to measure eye movements that help indicate if the patient is in REM or non-REM sleep on the head to measure electrical signals from the brain on the legs to assess muscle activity-Patients will also be fitted with a nasal cannula to monitor breathing an oximeter on their finger to record oxygen levels bands around their chest and stomach to measure breathing effort With your patient's permission, staff may also request to film the sleep study to gain more insights into the patient's sleeping behavior.

 

During this type of study, your patient will be required to stay overnight at the facility, so they should take everything needed for their usual sleeping routine, including pyjamas and toiletries. 

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