Sleep disorders

Orthopnea – Definition, Causes, and Treatment

Orthopnea definition Orthopnea is the shortness of breath that happens while a person lying flat. The shortness of breath is followed by a tightness feeling in the chest and the feeling is as if he or she is not able to get enough oxygen for proper breathing. This occurs usually …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Definition Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a sleep related respiratory condition, leading to repeated temporary cessations of breathing because of a narrowing or closure of the upper airway during sleep. Core symptoms of OSA include excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, and witnessed apnoea or hypopnoea (blockages or partial blockages of the …

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