Tag: <span>Effects of Sleep Apnea</span>

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The Long-term Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea causes a person’s throat to close momentarily during sleep, due to an abnormality in pressure in the back of the throat. When this happens, the brain is alerted to wake up, often multiple times at night, to restart breathing. It also means a person may experience a drop in oxygen levels. And, both of these can have long-term consequences on your health.

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The Short-term Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a momentary closing of a person’s throat, usually because of an abnormality in pressure in the back of the throat. The result is that a person’s brain is alerted to wake up, sometimes multiple times a night, to restart breathing. They may also experience a drop in oxygen levels, as the lack of breathing means the lungs have not received the oxygen-rich air they need. But, what consequences can that have in the short-term?

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IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) A SIGNIFICANT CONFOUNDER IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN ADULTS?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder of sleep related breathing which has increased in prevalence as the epidemic of obesity …

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Letters from Dr Bentley: June 2020

Dear Colleague What strange times we are living in. I hope this newsletter finds you well. When the COVID pandemic hit I …

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Avoid Doctor Waiting Rooms and Hospitals By Improving Sleep

Although all doctors have put in strict measures at their practices to avoid patients with suspected COVID-19 from sitting …