Sleep apnoeais one of themost common sleep disorders. Sleep apnoea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. When a person has untreated sleep apnoea, their breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep.
Chronic sleep deprivation brought on by sleep apnoea results in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration and an increased risk of accidents. Sleep apnoea can also lead to serious health problems over time, including weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.