Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Do you snore ?
If you do your not alone habitual and intermittent snoring is reported to affect up to 34% of the Adult population.
The following symptoms could mean you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
- Loud Snoring on a nightly basis
- Choking or gasping for breathe
- Waking short of breathe
- Restless sleep
- Moring headaches
- Irritable on waking
- Feeling drowsy or sleeping during the day
Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterised with interrupted breathing patterns. People who are diagnosed with sleep apnoea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, which may result in the lack of oxygen in the brain and the rest of the body.
MDSA (Medical Dental Sleep Appliance) is an Australian-designed anti–snoring device recommended for patients who are diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea.
It holds the jaw and tongue forward, that way preventing the throat from collapsing during the sleep cycle.
If a person fails to treat sleep apnoea, they are at risk of suffering from high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and stroke, as well as diabetes, headaches, and depression. Ultimately, people may notice daytime fatigue and poor performance in daily activities related to work or school.
There are two types of sleep apnoea:
- Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which occurs when an airway is blocked by the soft tissue at the back of the throat.
- Central sleep apnoea which occurs when the brain fails to send signals to the muscles responsible for breathing.
One of the possible treatments for sleep apnoea includes the use of dental appliances which are designed to reposition the tongue and the lower jaw, thus maintaining the air passage unobstructed.