Why sleep apnoea patients may dream of oboe lessons
Chief reporter Hugo Wilcken provides a patient's perspective of a common condition.
The worst was not the wall-shaking snore, my partner assured me. It was the disquieting silences in between, when I’d stop breathing for a minute or more before my lungs heaved back into action.
Sleep apnoea. It affects 5% of Australians and one in four men over 30. It runs in my family. It had me self-medicating with alcohol at night and a gallon of coffee by day.