Thursday 5 September 2013

Treat Your Obstructive Apnea & Get Healthy Sleep

When you are breathing normally, air passes through the nose and past the flexible structures that are present in the back of the throat such as the soft palate, uvula and tongue. These muscles hold the airway open when you are awake and relax when you fall asleep although the airway remains open always.

Snoring is the sound caused due to obstructed breathing during sleep. In this state soft tissues at the back of the throat lose muscle tone, flop back and vibrate. 

What causes snoring?

  • Consuming alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Side effects of medicines, sleeping pills and antihistamines
  • Sleeping on an extremely large and soft pillow or sleeping on your back
  • Nasal and throat deformities such as an excessively long uvula, a deviated nasal septum etc.
  • Cranio-facial skeletal anomalies
  • In children, enlarged tonsils often lead to snoring. Any ailment that constricts the bronchial airways and causes obstruction, such as asthma, can lead to snoring.
  • Smoking
Snoring can also signal a serious underlying medical condition which progresses from upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring and sleepiness affects over 40% of the adult population, causing significant health issues and affecting the quality of life.

People with Sleep Apnea can use oral device to stop sleep apnea or snoring.
This helps to keeps your jaw forward and your airway open. 

  • More user friendly
  • Better than cpap machine
  • No power or bulky equipment required
  • Wake up refreshed.
  • Better quality of life due to higher vitality and participation
  • Better performance at work due to high concentration and energy levels
  • Reduced risk of fatigue-related work and vehicle accidents
  • Decreased risk of stroke, heart disease and blood pressure

There are other treatments offered on the internet and in stores and include sprays, nasal strips, rings, pillows and the buteyko technique. These methods are ineffective and not successfully proven treatments and are generally not recommended by sleep specialists and experts in the field.


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