Do you snore?
By Helen Brandreth, Apr 30 2014 08:29AM
This may seem like a strange or rather personal question from a physiotherapist. However, did you know that “National Stop Snoring Week” takes place between 28 April – 2 May 2014.
Medically known as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), sleep apnoea is often associated with obesity and is often an under-diagnosed condition.
How can physios help? We can see patients who feel very tired during the day and snore at night. If so, OSA is something on which we could provide treatment and advice. For example, providing health and fitness advice to overweight patients who are at risk in developing the condition. Often people stop exercising or unsure of which exercise would be best for them as they have pain or restriction somewhere in their body.
Left untreated, OSA can reduce life expectancy and sometimes increase the risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease.
For further information, please visit: http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/
Alternatively, if you’re concerned in any way and wish to find out more about some medically safe treatment rather than buying the latest anti-snoring gimmick, please contact us via email [email protected] or send a facebook message at www.facebook.com/physiotherapy4life