17 Mar '11, 9pm

Having difficulty sleeping? Check if you have this disorder

SINGAPORE - Mr Wong Chiang Siang, 70, used to have difficulty sleeping and would feel sleepy and sluggish in the day. His condition caused him a scare one day. Said Mr Wong: "I stopped my car at the traffic light and there were at least four or five cars in front of me. I was quite sleepy so I closed my eyes to rest for a while." He added: "I woke up later when someone knocked on my window. I was shocked because all the cars had already gone. I must have dozed off for quite a while." He sought professional help and was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In conjunction with World Sleep Day, which falls today, self-assessment kiosks will be installed in hospitals islandwide for the public to find out if they are at risk of OSA. The first kiosk was installed on March 1. On March 31, healthcare and well-being company Philips will also launch the self-assessment ser...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110318-0000352/Ha...

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