Month: September 2019

sleep apnoea

Letters from Dr Bentley: Interesting Information about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dear Colleague

Welcome to our short newsletter which gives you some (hopefully) interesting information about obstructive sleep apnea.

It can be quite challenging to decide which patients to screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as the perceived prevalence is quite low. This is incorrect – the prevalence in the adult population ranges between 10 and 24% increasing to 49% in people over 65 years. Read more

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What a snore! Why your snoring can be more than just a bad habit.

Many people snore (up to 40% of men over 40 years of age) but only a small proportion of those people have sleep apnea. While …

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The Short-term Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Let’s start by understanding that, in general, sleep apnea refers to the halting of breathing during sleep. There are two …

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The Long-term Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Let’s start by understanding that, in general, sleep apnea refers to the halting of breathing during sleep. There are two …