Medi Sleep Solutions (Pty) Ltd was established in 2017 in Bloemfontein in the Free State and moved to the Garden Route in 2019. Qualified in Pulmonology as a Clinical Technologist and an Electro-Encephalogram Technician, Lesley Botha (now Markotter) has many years of experience in sleep studies and treatment thereof.
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Most of us take sleep for granted, it is as important to life and health as the air we breathe. If we don’t get enough sleep or good quality sleep, we can suffer in various ways. Memory loss, diminished concentration, moodiness, hyperactivity in children. There are also many health problems including obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes etc.
We all have wondered how does sleep pattern work, here is a basic layout.
There are two basic types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep (which has three different stages). Each is linked to specific brain waves and neuronal activity. You cycle through all stages of non-REM and REM sleep several times during a typical night, with increasingly longer, deeper REM periods occurring toward morning.
Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These episodes usually last 10 seconds or more and occur repeatedly throughout the night. People with sleep apnoea will partially awaken as they struggle to breathe, but in the morning, they will not be aware of the disturbances in their sleep.