Friday 27 July 2018

Get The Best Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment With Oral Appliance Therapy

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing intermittently due to physical obstructions of the airway throughout the night. These happens generally for around ten seconds and are often followed by huff and puffs, snorts or gasps as a person's body fights to recommence breathing again. During the sleep, the muscles in the body loosen up so they can begin to renovate themselves to keep you healthy and active every day. on the other hand, muscles in the mouth and throat also relax during sleep, and for some people, these muscles together with soft fatty tissues rest to the point where they move back into the upper airway and obstruct the flow of oxygen from coming in which results in oxygen desaturation and sleep fragmentation.

OSA causes significant morbidity, predominantly in terms of impairment of daytime functioning and the impact this has on quality of life. There is also evidence that links OSA to long-term cardiovascular morbidity, which includes myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke and believe it or not, it leads to increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. A new study conducted by Center for Sleep and Vigilance Disorders at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg; Sweden revealed that patients who suffer from lack of sleep were nearly 2.5 times more likely to be the driver in a motor vehicle accident. The study also found that the frequency of motor vehicle accidents was decreased by 75 per cent among sleep apnea patients who used traditional CPAP therapy for an average of at least 4 hours per night.

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What does oral appliance therapy offer the sleepless OSA patients?

There is clear substantiation that effective treatment of OSA provides a major advantage to patients. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the current treatment of choice, but its taxing nature makes compliance and acceptance from the patients less than optimal. Some complaint of dry nasal passages, claustrophobia, skin irritation from masks, accidentally removing the mask while tossing at night and difficulty tolerating pressurized air. This gives rise to the need for other alternatives that are more tolerable and equally effective. There is increasing interest in the use of oral appliances to treat OSA and snoring. The reason is that the enlargement of the upper airway by advancing the mandible, tongue, or both and thereby impacts positively on upper airway calibre and function. There are different kinds of oral appliances which have potential advantages over CPAP in that they do not need a power source, make no noise, unobtrusive and are potentially less costly.

There are more than 100 different oral devices on the market for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The most popular of them is varieties of “mandibular repositioning dental appliances,” devices that move the lower jaw forward. Rest of them are “tongue retaining appliances.” Both are acrylic and fit inside the mouth, much like an athletic mouth guard and serve to decrease the possibility of the sleeper’s tongue falling backwards far enough to block the airway.

Other appliances may fit around your head and chin to adjust the position of your lower jaw as well. Oral appliances are generally helpful in the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea even if they do provide a treatment alternative for patients with severe OSA who cannot or will not tolerate positive airway pressure therapy.

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The Healthy Sleep provides Oral appliance therapy in Kerala for Snoring and obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Krishnan, the director of the center is the best in providing Obstructive sleep apnea remedy in India and he is involved in treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring since 2001. He is a certified provider of DNA Appliance System, for non-surgical airway remodelling and CPAP alternatives Kerala. He also provides Anti snoring devices in kannur for heavy snorers.

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