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Sleep Apnea

Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring - Iowa City


What causes OSA?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder, which occurs during sleep, due to the narrowing or total closure of the airway.  

OSA

is when the airway becomes completely blocked and breathing stops. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience hundreds of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them. In fact, if the sufferer lives alone or sleeps separately they may not be aware of their condition, even after many years. 

Snoring can be a symptom of OSA

and is a noise created by the partial blocking of the airway. When you fall asleep your muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, narrowing the airway. Incoming air then makes the tissue at the rear roof of the mouth (the soft palate), the flap of skin hanging from the palate (uvula) and the throat vibrate – a sound we know as snoring.  

Snoring is often no greater problem than the noise itself. However, loud snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem – OSA.

Do you suffer from OSA?

 OSA is notoriously under-diagnosed with less than 25% of cases in the community being identified 1.

•Do you and your partner sleep in seperate rooms due to loud snoring?
•Do you doze off unintentionally during the day? 
•Do you often wake up feeling tired or having a headache? 
•Do you have problems concentrating for long periods of time?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering fom sleep apnea and it is essential that you seek the right treatment option.

Is it right for me?

Is the SomnoDent® MAS the right treatment option for me?

 

     
 

 

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snore, the SomnoDent® MAS should benefit you. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA. For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate will improve.  

If you have tried  CPAP and found it uncomfortable, wake up to a brilliant alternative treatment for OSA. The difference in comfort and tolerance will astound you.