Are you constantly feeling tired, fatigued or sleepy? Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? Has someone noticed you stop breathing during your sleep? You may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea affects 5% of the Australian population and can occur at any age, but is more common in men than women and is often associated with being overweight. It is a condition that causes you to have repetitive pauses or reductions in breathing during your sleep. The reduction of oxygen can have detrimental effects on your sleep quality and overall health. It also increases your risk of obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and depression.
The good news in that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can be treated and when done so successfully can improve your quality of life. If you are concerned about your sleep habits or have any of the below symptoms, we encourage to speak to your local AFS Friendly Pharmacist today.
what are the symptoms?
we can help you
As we are part of Friendlies Health Services, our pharmacy team can refer you to Daniels Sleep Diagnostics who will be able to undertake a full sleep analysis to determine your risks of developing Sleep Apnoea. If you are already suffering from the condition, the team will work with you to develop a plan and provide you with advice on how you can improve your quality of life.