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What To Do About Your Sleep Apnoea

What To Do About Your Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a relatively common disorder caused by the narrowing of the throat muscles. This blocks the airway passage and causes loud snoring. 

What are the types of sleep apnoea?

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea causes the soft tissue of the throat to relax, blocking the airway. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea.
  • Central sleep apnoea is caused by the failure of the brain to signal the muscles responsible for breathing.
  • Complex sleep apnoea is a combination of central sleep apnoea and obstructive sleep apnoea.

What are the signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea?

  • Loud snoring is the first major warning sign.
  • Short periods of interrupted breathing.
  • Gasping or choking during sleep.
  • Daytime exhaustion.

What are the treatment options for sleep apnoea?

  • Regular exercise
  • Sleep on your side 
  • Your dentist can fit you with oral appliances that regulate sleep apnoea. 
  • Using breathing devices or implants
  • Surgery

Why should I get treatment for sleep apnoea?

Treat your sleep apnoea to avoid issues like diabetes, heart disease or liver failure. Sleep apnoea is also known to cause depression and irritability. 

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Sleep Apnoea: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 

Sleep apnoea is a health condition that involves the blockage of the airway during sleep. The blockage reduces the inflow of oxygen, resulting in breath shortness and snoring.

Causes of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea is caused by several factors, including:

  • Underlying medical conditions that cause nasal blockage.
  • Being overweight. 
  • Smoking.
  • Ageing and menopause.

Major signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea

It’s difficult to self-diagnose sleep apnoea, especially if you sleep alone. However, be on the lookout for these symptoms.

  • Consistent loud snoring.
  • Breathing interruptions.
  • Frequent nighttime awakenings.
  • Gasping or snorting during sleep.
  • Waking up exhausted.

Treating sleep apnoea

  • Losing excess weight and avoiding smoking.
  • Avoid sleeping on your back. Instead, sleep on your side.
  • Many dentists provide oral devices that are effective in correcting sleep apnoea.
  • Using Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) devices.
  • Surgery

What happens if I don’t get treatment?

Sleep deprivation causes adverse effects on your physical and emotional health. From depression to health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. 

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Did You Know Snoring Could be a Sign of Sleep Apnoea?

Loud snoring is one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea. Most people don’t even realise they are snoring until their partner mentions it has kept them awake all night!

Obstructive sleep apnoea is quite a serious condition where the airways close while you are asleep, so your breathing stops and restarts, resulting in loss of oxygen. This airway closure results in snoring, as well as gasps, snorts or choking sounds. Other signs of sleep apnoea include waking up with a headache and dry mouth, fatigue and difficulty concentrating.

As well as constant tiredness, daytime sleepiness and irritability from the lack of good quality sleep, there are serious health risks associated with sleep apnoea. These include a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and developing diabetes. Sleep apnoea can also lead to weight gain and depression.

As sleep apnoea is so common, many dentists can provide oral devices to help. You may want to ask a dentist who is a specialist in sleep apnoea to make sure you get the most effective and comfortable oral device.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Your Loud Snoring Could be a Sign of Something More Serious

If you know that you’re a noisy snorer and you also suffer from constant tiredness and morning headaches, you may want to consider getting tested for sleep apnoea. This condition is most often found in overweight men over the age of 50.

Although very common, ‘obstructive’ sleep apnoea is a chronic and debilitating condition. It causes the soft tissue at the back of your throat to relax and close your airway so that you struggle to breathe and may wake up gasping for breath. The relaxation of the airways also causes loud snoring.

Sleep apnoea results in constant fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, and increases the likelihood of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and depression. So it’s important not to ignore it!

Your dentist can provide an oral device to treat sleep apnoea as well as advise on lifestyle changes that can help, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals within 2 hours of bedtime. 

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Do you snore? Do you wake up with a headache or dry mouth? Are you constantly struggling to concentrate and suffer from daytime sleepiness? If so, you may have obstructive sleep apnoea.

This serious sleep disorder causes pauses in breathing that can occur hundreds of times a night, jolting you awake without you realising. Chronic sleep deprivation affects your physical and mental health as you are not as energetic or productive as you should be.

It’s important to get diagnosed and treated for sleep apnoea it can lead to more serious conditions such as liver problems, diabetes and heart attacks. Those more likely to have sleep apnoea include overweight men over 50 years, a neck circumference of 40 cm and those with a family history of sleep apnoea.

Although this is a scary condition, it is easy to treat. Certain lifestyle modifications can help mild cases and more severe cases can benefit from oral appliances and special breathing devices. Oral devices can usually be obtained from your dentist, as they are custom fit to your mouth.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Snoring a Warning Sign of Sleep Apnoea

When snoring becomes a nightly occurence it could indicate a medical condition called sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea, the most common form, causes the airway to intermittently close and can lead to serious medical problems if left untreated. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver problems
  • Heart complaints

Although persistent snoring is the main indicator of possible sleep apnoea there are other warning signs:

  • Restless, interrupted sleep
  • Drowsiness, fatigue and lethargy
  • Moodiness and depression
  • Morning headaches
  • Dry mouth/sore throat

Any of these could be symptomatic of sleep apnoea and an early diagnosis should be the priority.

Diagnosis

Because snoring can cause dry mouth and a painful jaw, a dentist is often the first to suspect sleep apnoea. However, a dentist cannot officially diagnose the condition and may refer the patient to a specialist doctor for confirmation. Another increasingly popular option is an at-home sleep test which monitors the wearer’s sleep pattern and the results are then sent for analysis.

Treatment Options

Depending upon the type and severity of the condition there are different treatment options ranging from a change of lifestyle to surgery. If the sleep apnoea is caused by an oral problem a dentist may suggest dental implants or the wearing of an oral appliance at night to keep the air passage clear.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

Wake Up to Sleep Apnoea!

Snoring occasionally is normal but when it becomes a habit it could be time to wake up to the possibility it is caused by a medical condition called sleep apnoea. Typically, the condition is typified by frequent snoring and other choking, gasping and unusual noises. 

Obstructive sleep apnoea, the most common form, causes intermittent pauses in breathing due to blocked air passages which can happen dozens, even hundreds, of times a night.

Tell-Tale Signs

Apart from persistent snoring there are other signs of possible sleep apnoea which include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability

Over time, the lack of proper sleep can also impact on emotional and physical health and lead to more serious conditions including:

  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Liver problems
  • Heart disease

Persistent snoring, disrupted sleep and the ensuing tiredness should NEVER be simply ignored!

Early Diagnosis is Important

As sleep apnoea is a medical condition it must be properly diagnosed by a doctor or a sleep specialist. Sometimes, the associated dry mouth or jaw pain from snoring can alert a dentist to the possibility of sleep apnoea but this must be confirmed by a medical professional although a dentist can often treat the condition with an oral breathing appliance. 

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. 

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

 

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