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transient cessation of respiration

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The main treatment for sleep apnoea is to provide a sufferer with a CPAP machine, which pumps air into a mask, keeping the airways open.
But BLF Wales said that specialist sleep services, which can diagnose sleep apnoea are not available in all parts of Wales.
Patients with sleep apnoea can be reluctant to go on holiday because of this, often a patient is sent by a GP because their partner has said 'I cannot bear this' or I'm leaving'.
Three years ago Dr Parr started to apply for funding to treat patients with sleep apnoea at the-then Walsgrave Hospital.
As people with sleep apnoea fall asleep, the muscles in their airway relax.
Frank Govan, of the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association, said: "Sleep disorders remain among the most under-diagnosed and under-treated of medical conditions.
Now, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have evaluated if treatment with a low energy diet reduces moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnoea in obese men.
The study involved 63 obese men (BMI 30-40) aged 30-65 years with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea who were being treated with continuous positive airway pressure (a mask designed to help breathing during sleep).
The number of women aged 20 - 70 years suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea may be as high as 50%[sup.
The symptoms of sleep apnoea present differently in women than men and include insomnia, restless legs, fatigue/daytime sleepiness, depression, headaches and muscle pain,[sup.
Many of the women in the study represent mild cases of sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea is tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and early death.
Sleep apnoea is a condition in which airway obstructions lead to repeated stoppage of breathing at night, causing disrupted sleep.
The health risks of untreated sleep apnoea are numerous.
Comparison of a cardiorespiratory device versus polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep apnoea.