Snoring and sleep apnoea

Snoring and sleep apnoea can seriously impact the quality of life and health of your patients.1

As a dentist, you can play a vital role in resolving these issues, thanks to the use of mandibular repositioning devices.

What dentists should know about snoring

Loud snoring is disruptive for your patients and their partners. It’s also the primary symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Dental sleep experts can play a role.

Key facts about obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), affecting more than three in ten men and nearly one in five women1

Understanding the causes of snoring and OSA

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a common origin: the obstruction of the upper airway caused by the relaxation of muscles in the neck.

Treatment options for snoring and OSA

ResMed is the only major sleep therapy company whose treatment options include both mandibular repositioning devices (MRDs) and positive airway pressure (PAP).

Mandibular repositioning devices (MRDs)

Mandibular repositioning devices can be used to stop snoring, and are a clinically-proven alternative2 to mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Diagnosis of snoring and sleep apnoea

Ask your patients a few questions to help you identify candidates for dental sleep therapy. You can also use sleep tests to monitor progress and minimise chair time.

Reference

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    Teculescu D & al. Habitual snoring. Prevalence and risk factors in a sample of the French male population. Revue des Maladies Respiratoires, 2007 Mar, 24(3 Pt 1):281-7.