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Posted by: Elmari | 2011/04/16

asthma and Apnoea

My dad (76) usually snores when he sleeps but the last 2 weeks he goes into a very deep sleep for hours (even in the afternoon) as if in a coma. He had a very bad cold and suffers from week longs. He also suffers occasianally from asthma. Can all these difficulty to breath causes temporary Apnoea. What should we consider?

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You need to get him to a chest doctor to make sure that his airways are open when he sleeps. The combination of insufficiently controlled asthma and sleep apnoea is not good, and can be causing a lot of strain on the heart. The fact that he needs to sleep in the afternoon tells us that he is not getting adequate sleep quality overnight.

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