Don’t Suffer Through the Sleeping Giant of Sleep Apnoea
The groan of the radiator, a drip-drip of the tap downstairs, mumbles and bangs from the washing machine, and of course the throaty roar coming from your partner next to you as they snore the night away.
All these things can keep us up into the wee hours of the morning but not all of them have to remain a problem. Yes, the living room sofa has been a solution in the past, the bad back worth the extra few hours without the incessant croak and grumble in your ear, but your back is getting worse and so is the snoring.
Sleep apnoea is the biggest cause of a bad night’s sleep for people across the country, and is a problem which affects partners of the sufferer as much as themselves. It is caused when not enough air can reach the lungs due to an obstruction in the throat. In most cases this leads to snoring but in more severe cases it can lead to being woken up many times during the night due to shortness of breath or falling asleep during the middle of the day.
Over 70,000 people in Northern Ireland suffer from the condition and it is important to see a specialist to see how you can avoid it getting worse how to clean up your sleeping patterns to avoid any other issues.
At the 3fivetwo Group we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep; from increasing mood, energy and brain power, to aiding digestion and weight –loss, sleep is key to so many aspects of our life and making sure our body functions efficiently. Which is why we are proud to offer a range of treatments for a number of different sleep related issues at our Sleep Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital:
- A special night mouth-guard which gently pushes the jaw forward to avoid throat obstruction.
- CPAP Device - A mask which enables the flow of air through the lungs and respiratory tract to avoid obstruction.
- Weight and Lifestyle Management is available with one of our specialists who will guide you through lifestyle and diet changes to aid better sleeping patterns.
- Surgery is an option but is only needed for the most serious of cases.
For more information on the National Sleep Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital please visit our webpage or call 028 9066 7878.
Posted on 02 May 2017