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Snorer Cured Who Could Not Sleep

Snorer Cured Who Could Not Sleep

A device to help cure sleeping disorder apnoeas by forcing air into the lungs keeping the airways clear.

As a device that helps you doze off, it sure looks a little uncomfortable. But for Briton Phillip Skeates the oxygen mask was a godsend cure that helped him combat a serious sleep apnoea.

sleep apnoea device Snorer Cured Who Could Not Sleep
For 17 years Mr. Skeates had only been getting around 14 minutes of sleep a night. It was only after being persuaded by his wife Lisa to visit the doctor about his loud snoring, that he was diagnosed with a serious case of sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoeas cause the muscles in the throat to collapse, closing the airway and causing the sufferer to stop breathing for up to ten seconds. After the airway has closed, they “wake” and breathe deeply which produces the snoring sound. However, the sufferer does not regain consciousness in the process and is not aware of it.

In Mr. Skeates case, this caused him to stop breathing about 90 times every hour. The end result was very little proper sleep, no matter how hard he tried.

“Every day I would get up feeling exhausted. I couldn’t concentrate and I was ratty,

“I couldn’t understand it because I would fall asleep in my chair by 8pm and not get out of bed for 12 hours. But in fact I was hardly getting any sleep at all.”

His lethargy led him to pile on weight with little will to try and lose it.

Since getting a proper night’s sleep however, he has shed 84 pounds (6st)in eight months – from 425 pounds (25st) to 266 pounds (19st).

Terry Gasking, of the Sleep Apnoea Trust, said:

“There are thousands of people out there who have sleep apnoea and are dangerously sleep deprived.
“This is a huge problem which is unrecognized and goes undiagnosed by doctors because they have not been trained to recognize it.”

Hopefully the news of cases like Mr. Skeates will bring more awareness to this widely unrecognized condition and in turn, help this little device cure thousands more.


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