Sleep Apnoea Symptoms
Often the person who has obstructive sleep apnoea does not remember the episodes of apnoea that occur during the night. The predominant symptoms are usually associated with excessive daytime sleepiness due to the poor quality sleep during the night. It is usually people who share the house or the bed that witness the periods of apnoea.
Symptoms that may be observed can include any of the following:
- Loud snoring
- Periods of not breathing (apnoea)
- Waking in the morning still feeling tired or sleepy
- Abnormal daytime sleepiness, including falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Morning headaches
- Recent weight gain
- A limited attention span
- Memory loss
- Poor judgment
- Personality changes
If your partner shows any of the above symptoms, you should encourage them to have a full assessment. Appropriate treatment will provide a significant improvement in your partner's health and wellbeing and will no doubt improve your night’s sleep as well.
If you think that you or your partner may be suffering from sleep apnoea, contact Adelaide Sleep Clinic today on 13-000-SLEEP (13-000-75337) for an appointment to assess the most appropriate treatment for your circumstances.
Complications of Sleep Apnoea
With prolonged sleep apnoea, the following serious health effects can arise:
Þ High blood pressure (hypertension)
Þ Heart disease
Þ Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
Þ Right-sided heart failure
Þ Sleep deprivation
Don’t wait for these complications to occur before seeking help. Treatment from Adelaide Sleep Clinic could alleviate the onset of serious health problems and their associated costs. Contact us today on 13-000-SLEEP (13-000-75337) for an appointment to find out if you can benefit from treatment for your circumstances.
Adelaide Sleep Clinic
Helping people with snoring and sleep apnoea
Suite 3a Wellington Centre
2 Portrush Road PAYNEHAM 5070
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Phone 13-000-SLEEP (13-000-75337) for an appointment