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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: More Than Just a Bad Night's Sleep

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Sleep apnoea is not just snoring and disrupted sleep, it is a serious medical condition.

People who have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) will experience continuous episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the throat while sleeping (Sleep Health Foundation n.d.a).

This obstruction occurs when the walls of the upper airway, including the tongue, relax and block or restrict the airway (Healthy Sleep Solutions n.d.)

A person with OSA will stop breathing for a short period of time. Typically this will last between 10 seconds to one minute (Better Health Channel 2019).

This cycle repeats multiple times during the night. The effect of this is fragmented sleep, causing a person to feel unrefreshed upon waking; daytime tiredness; poor concentration; and general fatigue (Better Health Channel 2019). 

Types of Sleep Apnoea 

Someone with sleep apnoea will:

and/or

  • Cease breathing completely (apnoea); 
  • Experience severely restricted breathing (hypopnoea).
Delivery
Title
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: More Than Just a Bad Night's Sleep
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Men's health, Nutrition/weight management, Women's health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
19-Nov-2019
End Date
19-Nov-2022
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Price Details
Subscription Needed
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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