What is OSAS?

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) is more commonly known as sleep apnoea. Individuals with sleep apnoea will experience upper airway collapses (apnoeas) or partial blockages (hypopnoeas) during sleep.

    Full collapses block the airways and cause respiratory arrest. As a result of the respiratory arrest, the oxygen levels in the blood drop considerably. This triggers the brain to trigger a waking response and open the airways, which is known as an arousal. Sleep apnoea may cause hundreds of arousals a night. The combination of oxygen deficiency and arousals disrupts sleep and impairs the function of organs and hormones.

    Open airways

    Narrowed airways Hypopnoea

    Blocked airways Apnoea


    An individual with sleep apnoea may experience the following symptoms:

    • Fatigue
    • Mood swings
    • High blood pressure
    • Memory impairment

    Health risks

    The long term risks of untreated sleep apnoea can include:

    • Diabetes
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension

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    Sleep Apnoea Therapy

    Clinical data indicates that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) is one of the most frequent causes of sleep disordered breathing. OSAS is a clinical condition characterised by numerous episodes of apnoea and hypopnea during each hour of sleep.

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    Aerosol therapy facilitates the administration of nebulised medicines directly into the lungs. It may be used to treat chronic asthma, acute asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other conditions.

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    Contact info

    Registered Office Address:

    Dolby Medical Home
    Respiratory Care Ltd
    North Suite, Lomond Court,
    Castle Business Park, Stirling,
    FK9 4TU

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    Registered in Scotland
    No. 063902

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    Dolby Vivisol
    Southpoint, Old Brighton Road,
    Lowfield Heath,
    Gatwick, West Sussex,
    RH11 0PR

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