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Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing involuntarily stops and starts. Repetitive episodes of upper airway blockage during sleep, is called obstructive sleep apnoea. However, in central sleep apnoea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe.
Moving the upper and lower jaws as well as the mouth’s soft tissues forward to open the airway. This is recommended in patients who do not have enough space to facilitate clear breathing during sleep. Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA)
Sleep Apnea Disorder
- wake-time sleepiness
- Loud or irregular snoring
- Constant drowsiness
- Difficulty breathing during sleep
- Morning headache, sore throat or mouth dryness
- Loss of energy or fatigue,
- Poor concentration
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing stops during sleep. sleep tests can diagnose it. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.
Sleep apnea is a condition that makes you stop breathing for short periods while you are asleep. There are 2 types of sleep apnea. One is “obstructive sleep apnea,” and the other is “central sleep apnea.”
In obstructive sleep apnea, you stop breathing because your throat narrows or closes. In central sleep apnea, you stop breathing because your brain does not send the right signals to your muscles to make you breathe. When people talk about sleep apnea, they are usually referring to obstructive sleep apnea.
In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, which is associated with the soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, when throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked.
Yes. If your doctor suspects you have sleep apnea, he or she might send you for a “sleep study.” Sleep studies can sometimes be done at home, but they are usually done in a sleep lab. For the study, you spend the night in the lab, and you are hooked up to different machines that monitor your heart rate, breathing, and other body functions.
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Sleep apnea occurs when you regularly stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. It can be mild, moderate, or severe based on the number of times an hour that you stop breathing (apnea) or reduce in the airflow (hypopnea). This is the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).