25 Jan '12, 12am

Young and sleepless in S'pore

Young and sleepless in S'pore

my paper Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 IMAGINE choking for hours in your sleep each night, and not even knowing it. That is what Mr Tay Tze Siong, 44, experienced for years, resulting in unrestful nights of sleep. Mr Tay, who is an assistant manager in the entertainment industry, said: "I was always sleepy at work. Sometimes I even dozed off at meetings." He added: "But I never thought much of it until my wife alerted me to the fact that, at times, I had stopped breathing in my sleep." When he finally sought medical help, Mr Tay was diagnosed with a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. It occurs when the upper airway closes partially or fully, causing breathing to be disrupted during sleep. More Singaporeans in their 20s to 40s are seeking treatment for the condition, said doctors. Compared to two years ago, doctors are seeing up to a 30 per cent increase in the number of s...

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