Over the next couple of weeks there are some testing events going on in the North East
inviting anyone who are interested to get tested for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a serious sleep disorder which causes people to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep.
The testing and awareness event take place on:
•Darlington - Wednesday 5 June 10am-4pm ASDA Superstore
•Durham City Centre - Thursday 6 June 10am-4pm Durham outdoor market
•Seaham - Wednesday 12 June 10am-4pm Byron Place shopping centre
•Bishop Auckland - Thursday 13 June 10am-4pm Sainsbury’s Superstore
These four areas are predicted to have among the highest rates of OSA in the country according to new analysis we've conducted.
People of all ages are encouraged to come along if they or a loved one are displaying any of the ‘triple S’ symptoms of OSA: Sleepiness in the day time, Snoring loudly or Stopping breathing whilst asleep.
The free event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the condition, take a simple test, and put questions to the experts.