Obstructive sleep apnoea in the adult

Sleep-related breathing disorders reduce the quality of sleep and cause daytime fatigue.Untreated sleep apnoea is a significant cardiovascular risk factor . Reduction of weight and weight management constitute the first and most important treatment measures for every overweight patient with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome . Patients with sleep apnoea are increasingly examined in the primary health care instead of specialist units. Local policies and care pathways vary.