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Do you have this common sleep disorder?
Do you have this common sleep disorder?
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Here’s a handful of easy-to-spot signs so you can get help quickly.

If you don’t know much about obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) then you aren’t alone. Almost three million1 Australians currently have it yet an estimated four out of five of these are undiagnosed. That’s millions of people who could be on track to getting better quality sleep, feeling better, having more energy and enjoying life more.

The good news is it is easier than you’d think to spot a potential issue. If you or someone you love has any of these five common symptoms, then the next step is to do a quick online quiz to discover if you are in a high-risk category or not. Click here to do the free multiple-choice quiz.

So, what is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)? The simple explanation is that OSA is when a person stops breathing while asleep for a period of ten seconds or more when their upper airway repeatedly collapses. This can include the experience of uncomfortable and terrifying choking/gasping for air whilst asleep.

There are several potential signs and symptoms you may have it, including regular and loud snoring, stubborn and unexplained morning headaches, regular daytime sleepiness, being over your healthy BMI, being middle-aged or older, smoking, suffering from type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or depression.

Do you suffer from any of these 5 common symptoms?

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