WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a respiratory pathology with repeated episodes of pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can be apneas, when the cessation of breathing is total or hypopneas, when the cessation of breathing is partial. This pathology may be due to anatomical, environmental and postural factors.

Why does it happen?

Why does it happen?
During sleep, the soft tissues of the palate and larynx can collapse due to multiple factors.

With the collapse of the tissues, the flow of air between the lungs and the mouth is interrupted, resulting in the cessation of breathing for a few seconds.

This results in an episode of apnea.

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DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF APNEA

Different levels of severity can be set

Subjects with SAHS suffer continuous episodes of cessation of airflow wherein they stop breathing. This situation causes hypoventilation, oxygen desaturation and respiratory efforts in response to hypoxia and hypercapnia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Snoring

Although snoring is not considered as a pathology, it is a rather annoying problem and is more related to the presence of sleep apnea in patients. A snoring disease with or without a diagnosed apnea, can be effectively treated with OrthoApnea MAD.

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The picture of sleep apnea describe the patients, among other symptoms:

  1. Excessive daytime sleepiness in sedentary situations.
  2. Disorders in behavior and cognition.
  3. Cardiorespiratory disorders.
  4. Inflammatory and metabolic disorders.
  5. Presence of a roncopathy.
  6. Severe lack of rest
  7. Breathing pauses of 10 seconds or more
  8. Morning headaches.

Apnea has been commonly associated with snoring, perhaps the most striking symptom for which patients begin to seek treatment.

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