Our sleep apnea guide
Europe has around 125 million people who snore every night and one in two people say they live with someone who snores.
However, this problem is not trivial. In addition to ruining the nights of these people (two out of three snorers often say they are tired and in a bad mood), snoring is frequently caused by sleep apnea.
The latter multiplies by five the risk of cancer and considerably increases the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Further negative effects on their social life.
In this context, Back2Sleep® presents itself as a solution for the future.
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Sleep apnea (OSAS)
A large proportion of sleep-breathing disorders are caused by OSAS, commonly referred to as sleep apnea.
Characteristic symptoms are “loud snoring” and “stopping breathing during sleep” which prevent the patient from having a deep and restorative sleep. Breathing pauses during sleep are often noticed by those around you.
Sleep is frequently restless and interspersed with repeated micro-awakenings.
There is sometimes the urge to urinate several times a night (nocturia).
In most cases, apnea is due to the relaxation of the tongue and throat muscles, which are not sufficiently toned.
They block the passage of air during breathing, we speak of obstructive sleep apnea (OSAS).
Age and obesity are aggravating factors because excess fat in the airways reduces its size.
More rarely, apneas are due to a dysfunction of the brain, which no longer sends the "order" to breathe to the respiratory muscles. This is called central sleep apnea.
Patients suffering from OSAS have drowsiness, feel tired during the day.
They have difficulty concentrating.
This lack of rest leads to a risk of road accidents.
More serious, sleep apnea is a risk factor for hypertension, heart disease and stroke. OSAS (sleep apnea) should not be taken lightly.