OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

STOP BREATHING IN SLEEP

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition which a person stops breathing repeatedly during sleep. Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevent air from getting into the lungs. Sleep patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue.

Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Extra tissue at the back of the airway such as large tonsils.

  • The decrease in the tone of the muscles holding the airway open.

  • The tongue falling back and closing off the airway.

Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Day

  • Drowsiness.

  • Irritability.

  • Trouble Concentrating.

  • Morning Headaches.

  • Easily Fatigued.

Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Night

  • Hard to Fall Sleep.

  • Frequent Urination.

  • Awakening Due to Choking.

  • Long Pauses in Breathing.

  • Persistent Loud Snoring.

Potential Consequences If OSA is Untreated

  • High Blood Pressure.

  • Heart Disease.

  • Heart Attack.

  • Stroke.

  • Fatigue Related Motor Vehicle and Work Accidents.

  • Decreased Quality of Life.

 
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Healthy Upper Airway

In normal breathing during sleep, the muscles that control the tongue and soft palate hold the airway open.

 
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Obstructed Upper Airway

The airway can become completely blocked when these muscles relax too much.

 

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​Established since 2004, ERIKG has Evolved Steadily into a Distributor of CPAP Machines, CPAP Masks and CPAP Supplies in Singapore. In ERIKG, We are Always Committed to Introducing New and Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Technologies Once They Are Available to Singapore.​

 

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