This ABC News article asserts that Sleep Apnoea is increasing in the Australian population due to
- Obesity and
- the Aging population
“Certainly all the structures within the body start to get a bit floppy as we get older, and the same occurs for the upper airways.”
Sleep apnoea means the muscles in the upper airway relax and the passage of air becomes obstructed at times – slowing or briefly halting oxygen getting to the lungs.
Disturbed sleep makes it harder to function at work or study, and has been linked to potentially deadly high blood pressure and heart disease.
The article goes on to describe CPAP machines (valued from $800 – $1,500) or surgery as possible solutions.
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