What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Due To Which “Bappi Lahiri” Passed Away? Know The Symptoms & Risks!

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularised disco songs in India in the 80s and 90s, has died at the age of 69 due to obstructive sleep apnea and multiple health problems. Lahiri died on Tuesday night at the critical hospital in Juhu. “He was admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But on Tuesday, his health deteriorated and his family called a doctor to their home after which he was brought back to the hospital. His Dr. Deepak Namjoshi told PTI that he had several health problems.

The doctor also stated the cause of death as obstructive sleep apnea. “He breathed his last shortly before midnight due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),” he said. Do you know what is the disease and what are the symptoms, due to which Bappi Da is not among us today? Let us know about this disease, understanding which we should be careful:

Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder usually related to sleep. Due to this, you stop repeatedly while sleeping and start breathing. There are many types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This kind of apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat intermittently relax during sleep and block your airway. One noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.


Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include: being very sleepy during the day, loud snoring, observed episodes of paused breathing during sleep, waking up suddenly with gasping or suffocation, waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, morning headache, difficulty concentrating during the day, mood changes, such as depression or irritability, high blood pressure, and decreased libido.

When to see a doctor? 

If you or someone close to you see the following symptoms, then definitely consult a doctor: loud snoring to disturb your or others’ sleep, waking up gasping or choking, holding your breath during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness that makes you sleepy even while working, watching TV, or driving may come.

Most snoring doesn’t indicate anything serious, and not everyone who snores has obstructive sleep apnea. But if you snore loudly, talk to your doctor, especially if you’ve been snoring suddenly for a while. Obstructive sleep apnea usually happens when you sleep on your back. But the snoring is loudest, and it calms down when you turn to one side. Ask your doctor about any sleep problems that make you tired, drowsy, and irritable for a long time.