Dr Penny Adams tack­les your health ques­tions

Good Health (Australia) - - Content -

AIt sounds as if your hus­band has ob­struc­tive sleep ap­noea. Dur­ing sleep, the mus­cles at the back of the throat can re­lax and tem­po­rar­ily block the air­flow, lead­ing to mul­ti­ple in­ter­rup­tions to sleep, as well as day­time sleepi­ness. It can also cause high blood pres­sure. Ask your GP to re­fer your hus­band for a sleep study. Treat­ment in­volves wear­ing a mask at­tached to a ma­chine that blows air into the mouth and throat to keep the air­way open.

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