Sleep has an important restorative function for the body, without sleep we can feel sluggish, tired, have poor work performance, find it hard to concentrate, be grumpy and sometimes turn to energy drinks, over eating and sugary snacks for energy. Snoring and Sleep Apnoea are both sleep disorder and can have a range of effects on your health and Well being.
Do you have Sleep Apnoea?
Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder and means "without breath" This disorder occurs when the throat walls and/or tongue block the air passage as we breath in our sleep causing people stop breathing usually a few seconds. The brain eventually registers to the fact it has a low oxygen levels and wakes up usually resulting in a loud breath, snore or grunt. Sleep apnoea can cause people to stop breathing hundreds of time a night and result in you waking up feeling tired, groggy, with a sore head and sore throat. AveoTSD is an FDA approved medical device for Snoring, and is recognized for the treatment of Sleep Apnoa in New Zealand.
Health Risks of snoring
As you lose quality sleep at night you can begin to affect your health and quality of life. Here are some of the effects associated with snoring and sleep deprivation:
- Heart diseases
- Heart failure
- Heart Attack
- High Blood Pressure
The most common cause of a narrowed airway is, however, a tongue muscle that relaxes too much during sleep and gets sucked back into the airway with each breath taken. Snoring occurs because air travels faster through a narrow tube than through a broad one. This rapidly moving air causes the relaxed tissues of the throat ( the tonsils, soft palate and uvula ) to vibrate. It is this vibration which is the sound we know as snoring. Page updated 20/03/18 5:25:10 a.m.