Diagnosed With Sleep Apnoea? Here's What You Need To Know

1. Snoring, stoppage of breathing during sleep, and choking during sleep are some of the common symptoms of the medical condition.

2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is caused by the collapse of the upper airway during sleep. It is most common among obese people, but it can happen to other people as well.

3. Sleep Apnoea could cause cardiovascular problems, medical conditions like Dyslipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, neurological problems, mood disturbances, and some psychiatric problems that often lead to sleep apnoea.

4. Overnight Polysomnography (sleep study) must be done to make an appropriate diagnosis.

5. Mandibular advancement devices can be offered. These are usually reserved for people who do not tolerate Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy or Mandibular advancement devices may be recommended as a method for treatment for the medical condition.