Do you grunt or snort yourself awake at night? 11 signs of sleep apnoea

Snoring can be associated with other health conditions, such as sleep apnoea, says GP Dr Darren Green.

Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway, Dr Green advises.

He explains that obstructive sleep apnoea can have effects on gaseous and respiratory functions, and can contribute to other conditions such as hypertension, obesity and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Read: Poor sleep can cause weight gain, says expert

Not all chronic snorers have sleep apnoea, the doctor explains.

Sleep apnoea symptoms include:

  • loud and regular snoring
  • waking up after making snorting sounds
  • gasping while asleep
  • broken breathing
  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • waking up feeling tired
  • weight gain around the middle
  • waking up with dry mouth
  • feeling 'foggy' and lack of concentration
  • impaired memory
  • irritableness and poor mood

Snoring is certainly common, but definitely not normal.

Dr Darren Green, Health and Wellness expert

Everyone that snores does not have sleep apnoea.

Dr Darren Green, Health and Wellness expert

Take a listen to his expert advice:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Do you grunt or snort yourself awake at night? 11 signs of sleep apnoea


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Get a good nights rest knowing how to address your sleep disorder

[LISTEN] Get a good nights rest knowing how to address your sleep disorder

Neutologist Dr Manesh Pillay chats to Phemelo about the effects of sleeping disorders and the causes behind them.

Poor sleep can cause weight gain, says expert

Poor sleep can cause weight gain, says expert

Sleep specialist Dr Irshaad Ebrahim says fragmented sleep or sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Beat sleep with caffeinated chocolate (best thing since caffeine and chocolate)

Beat sleep with caffeinated chocolate (best thing since caffeine and chocolate)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Zang Chocolate cofounders Jethro Braun and Brett Horwitz.

There's no shame in taking a break from booze, says sobriety advocate

There's no shame in taking a break from booze, says sobriety advocate

Non-drinkers should be proud of themselves, says sobriety advocate Janet Gourand. She offers advice on how to stay sober.

Work life balance for entrepreneurs? A successful, hardworking one has advice…

Work life balance for entrepreneurs? A successful, hardworking one has advice…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews NicHarry founder Nic Haralambous for his weekly small business feature.

Popular articles
Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Investigative Journalist at Amabhungane Susan Comrie says the advance payment was from a totally different contract.

Should Zimbabwe officially join South Africa in a monetary union?

Should Zimbabwe officially join South Africa in a monetary union?

What will happen to the rand if it does? Bruce Whitfield interviews Tim Nhamo, a currency specialist at Ironhead Trading.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

ANC will lose some power in 2019, but Cyril will still be president - astrologer

ANC will lose some power in 2019, but Cyril will still be president - astrologer

Astrologer from Soul Direction Dawn Carter gives us a horoscope forecast for South Africa in 2019.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary Springbok about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)