Sleep Apnoea (Apnea) and Cardiac Arrest: Is It the Secret Killer behind Snoring?
Sleep Apnoea raises the risk of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new long-term medical study.
The study leader said, “The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death.” The new research was published yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Sleep Apnoea is characterised by periods during sleep where you stop breathing and many sufferers and can be the ‘tipping point’ for many sufferers at risk of cardiac arrest.
There are three types of sleep apnoea (US spelling = apnea), Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), and Mixed Sleep Apnoea (both CSA & OSA).
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is the most common. In the UK, it is estimated that around 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women have OSA and the onset is most commonly at between 35-54 years of age. Most people with OSA snore loudly – potentially affecting their relationships as well as posing a considerable health risk.
As always, you should consult your GP first in order to assess your general health and how you can tackle the problem. Lifestyle changes could dramatically help you, like losing excess weight and not smoking. At The Private Clinic we have treatments aimed to reduce snoring and to free the airway. Please note only certain procedures will help for OSA and it is the only type of Sleep Apnoea we treat.
25% of the UK population suffer from a sleep disorder that often leads to excessive daytime sleepiness, impacting on your work and social life. Snoring, a symptom of Sleep Apnoea, is not just an unpleasant and distracting sound, it does pose a health risk and is often associated with unhealthy lifestyles.
The Private Clinic
We have our own Sleep Disorder Clinic at The Private Clinic which deals with snoring, snoring from sleep apnoea and blocked noses using the latest and most effective techniques, like LAUP (or Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty) which our team invented.
At a consultations our expert, Dr. Kamami, can establish the cause of your snoring and advise you on the more suitable procedure. Sleep Apnoea can be quite complicated and our medical team put your health first when deciding your suitability.
Find out more about how we can help you manage Sleep Apnoea: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/sleep-apnea/
Find out more about our Snoring treatments: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/snoring/
Find out about the study here: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/06/11/sleep-apnea-may-boost-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death