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

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Sleep apnoea is not just snoring and disrupted sleep - it’s a serious medical condition experienced by an estimated 5% of Australian people. OSA causes fragmented sleep, causing a person to feel un-refreshed upon waking; daytime tiredness; poor concentration; and general fatigue.

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People who have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) will experience continuous episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the throat while sleeping. This obstruction occurs when the walls of the upper airway collapse and narrow, preventing air from reaching the lungs.

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Shiro Riunga
29 Nov 2022
Succinct article
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Kerensa Manning
19 Nov 2022
Relevant to practice
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Grace Muhazim
06 Dec 2022
Registered Nurse
Very concise , great information.
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Wendy Thornton
21 Nov 2022
Registered Nurse
good quick read, I also like the link to Sleep Health Foundation fact sheets
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Edwin Bagnall
01 Apr 2021
Short and informative
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Aidan McDowell
19 Nov 2022
Paramedic
great review.
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Helen Pollard
15 Jul 2021
great information, easy to read
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Damien Kramer
08 Dec 2022
Enrolled Nurse
A nice short article with high quality information about a topic that is not well understood by many members of the healthcare profession
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Lindsay Sadler-Dadge
22 Nov 2022
Succinct article. Topical and I suspect underreported and treated.
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Carissa Foley
22 Nov 2019
Gives good evidenced based information about sleep apnoea, which we can apply to our practice and use for patient education.
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