Video – A sleep specialist explains OSA and how it can be treated.
What is obstructive sleep apnoea?
During obstructive sleep apnoea, your tongue and soft airway tissues relax. Eventually they completely block your airway, preventing fresh air from entering your lungs and reducing the oxygen content in your blood. Your brain recognises there's a problem and briefly wakes your body up to open your airway. Discover more about OSA in this video.
(Philips Resperonics, US, 2009)
Obstructive sleep apnoea section overview, apps, tools, clinicians and more.