80% of people suffer from sleep apnoea without even knowing it!

Although it may even develop in early childhood, the risk of sleep apnoea increases with age. Nearly 1 in 2 men and 1 in 4 women over 40 are affected (1).

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(1) Heinzer R & al., The Lancet, 2016.

What is sleep apnoea?

Tonight, you will probably stop breathing for a few seconds. Don’t panic! It’s considered normal to have up to 4 breathing pauses per hour for adults (1). We begin thinking of sleep apnoea: - **Mild**, when these events occurs 5 to 14 times per hour - **Moderate**, when these events occurs 15 to 30 times per hour - **Severe**, when these events occurs over 30 times per hour There are two causes of Sleep apnoea: - The pharinx narrows because of muscle relaxation which prevents the air from flowing norammly. It's then called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and it's the most common form of sleep apnoea. And/or - The brain brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing. It's then called Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA).

(1) Apnea only refers to a pause in respiration for more than 10 seconds

What happens when you have Sleep Apnoea?

  • Air stops flowing

    Your lungs stop receiving air for 10 seconds or more, which means you’ve stopped breathing.

  • The brain sends a signal

    Thanks to that, your body wakes up and restarts your breathing before allowing you to fall back asleep.

  • The cycle is repeated...

    Once, 10 times, sometimes 100 of times a night! Most people with sleep apnoea are unaware how impaired their sleep is.

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What are the symptoms?

- Loud and frequent snoring - Choking or gasping during the night - Repeated awakenings and/or insomnia - Frequent toileting (nocturia) - Night sweats - Nighttime heartburn - Heart palpitations or fast heart rate **Sleep apnea leads to fragmented sleep, which has multiple consequences during the day as well:** - Headaches in the morning - Fatigue during the day and a lack of energy in the morning - Drowsiness (the feeling that sleep is pressuring you) - Memory problems and difficulty concentrating - A lack of patience and more irritability - Decreased intellectual performance, learning disabilities

What are the risks factors ?

The risk of Sleep Apnoea increases with age and weight. It's more prevalent in men than women. Other factors can increase the risk of Sleep Apnoea such as : - Tobacco - Alcool - Some sedatives or tranquilizers - Nasal congestion - Large tonsils or adenoids - The morphology of the jaws and upper respiratory tracts

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What are the long-term consequences?

Sleep apnoea can lead to many health problems. Among people with untreated sleep apnea:

  • Stroke

    62% of people who have had a stroke.

  • Cognitive problems

    Have you noticed a change in your performance at work and your intellectual performance? Sleep apnoea is the source of many cognitive problems and could explain a worrying decrease in performance.

  • Obesity

    Between 12 to 40% of people suffering from obesity.

  • Sexual problems

    92% of men with erectile dysfunction.

  • Depression and anxiety

    18% of people with major depressive disorders.

  • Heart disease

    • 83% of people who have some form of hypertension resistant to treatment.
    • 76% of people who suffer from congestive heart failure.
    • 59% of people with a pacemaker.
    • 49% of people with atrial fibrillation.
  • Diabetes

    36% of type II diabetics.

So, what are the treatments?

Treating sleep apnoea can radically improve your symptoms (insomnia, snoring) and quality of life, such as feeling well rested upon waking up, being productive at work, having more energy for favourite activities and improving social life.

  • The mouthpiece

    Without any health risk, dental orthosis can be used to keep the lower jaw forward and facilitate the passage of air.

  • Positive pressure ventilation

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment. This is a mask worn at night, connected to a continuous positive airway pressure device to keep the airway open.

  • Surgery

    For those who are not accustomed to masks or for whom the beneficial effects are lower, surgery may be considered (nose, tonsils, adenoids or bariatric surgery).

  • Positional therapy

    Sleeping on your side also improves the syndrome by opening the airways more. Similarly, treating allergies reduces nasal congestion and the risk of apnea that they cause.

  • Weight loss, lifestyle and nutrition

    Regular physical activity, weight loss, quitting smoking, avoiding sleeping pills and alcohol can drastically prevent sleep apnea

  • Myofunctional therapy

    The myofunctional therapy consists in strengthening exercises to address muscle weakness within the tongue, mouth, and upper throat, especially when used in children.

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