Sleep apnoea is the is the condition of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a more serious medical condition that can lead to heart disease or an increase in blood pressure.
Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea
- Tiredness on waking
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Choking or gasping in sleep
- Sore and dry throat on waking
- Morning headache
- Poor concentration
- Memory deterioration
- Anxiety or depression
Treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea:
- Oral appliance therapy – easy to wear appliance even being bale to speak, yawn or drink with it in. The oral appliance works by bringing the jaw forward, lifting up the soft palate or holding the tongue forward
- Nasal continuous positive airway Pressure(CPAP) – this involves wearing a mask over the mouth and nose that delivers air under pressure via a quiet pump.
- Surgery – There are several different surgery procedure the are available. Opening breathing passages in the nose, removing tonsils and reducing tongue size are some the options available.
Examples of mandibular repositioning appliances include the Dorsal and TAPP appliance