“It seems every magazine I pick up at the moment, has an article about sleep and how vital sleep is to good health”. What can be confusing to some people who suffer from Obstructive Sleep apnoea, is that they often sleep all night!
These people will present to their Doctor saying “I can’t have sleep Apnoea, I sleep 8 hours or more every night”. This is probably true, however the quality of their sleep is poor, due to the often regular and constant interruption’s to their breathing. Don’t assume you don’t have sleep apnoea, just because you spend 8 hours in bed each night.
Meridy Dunn RN CPAP Consultant