As amusing snoring (sleep apnea) is, it is a disorder that properly affects the snorer. It is a common disorder where the person has one or more pauses in breathing/shallow breaths while sleeping. The pause can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and can even occur thirty (30) times or more in an hour. Normal breathing resumes once again, often accompanied with a loud snort or choking sound.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is most common. In this condition, the airway becomes blocked during sleep which is the root cause of shallow breaking and/or pauses. As you breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage causes the snore. While it’s common in people are overweight, it can affect anyone – for example, small children who have enlarged tonsil tissues in their throats.
Sleep Apnea, or snoring as we all know it, is actually a chronic condition that can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart disease and even Type Two (II) Diabetes. This is a condition that often goes undiagnosed for most, often moving out of deep sleep which results in poor quality sleep, daytime sleepiness and grogginess the following morning.
Doctors usually can’t detect sleep apnea during routine office visits. Also, no blood test can help diagnose the condition. Most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea.
Our dental oral device at The DentalSPA in Dubai can help you with your sleep apnea/snoring condition.
The device fits like a sports guard in your mouth, preventing the airway from collapsing which significantly helps in minimizing and/or eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea in mild/moderate cases.
Book an Appointment with us to discuss a great solution to help treat your condition and other sleep-related breathing disorders.