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

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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, including the tongue, relax and block or restrict the airway.

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An estimated five per cent of Australians experience sleep apnoea. Around one in four men over the age of 30 years are affected.

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Edwin Bagnall
01 Apr 2021
Short and informative
Helen Pollard
15 Jul 2021
great information, easy to read
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.
Dianne Nagorcka
13 May 2021
Good overview
Emma Howard
07 Feb 2020
Very informative, particularly the severity rating
anne littley
23 Apr 2020
Elizabeth Cornford
18 May 2021
informative and brief
Gresilda Aquino
20 Apr 2020
This resource is useful in nursing practice in general. Short but very informative. It highlighted the severity of OSA and the signs and symptoms were discussed clearly.
Dallas Coutts
30 Mar 2020
A sound presentation of a condition regularly observable in hospital settings .
Funmilola Owolabi
26 Apr 2020
Very informative
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