Snoring or Sleep Apnoea? Know the Differences and Treatment Options
Sleep apnoea affects millions of people worldwide; and these people often snore during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a much serious condition than snoring and can bring about dangerous medical complications to the patient such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and stroke.
An article from http://expertbeacon.com tells us on how to deal with sleep apnoea.
Do your research, talk to your doctor and get treated.
Don't dismiss snoring as natural, don’t underestimate the health risks and don’t forget that while you’re sleeping, others are not.
Snoring treatments range from lifestyle alterations, such as weight loss, a decrease in alcohol consumption and changing sleeping positions, to oral devices, nasal strips and even surgery.
Treatment of OSA often involves more severe lifestyle modifications, upper airway surgery, oral appliances or a CPAP machine, a blower connected by a tube to a mask that fits over the mouth or nose, blowing air so that a continuous pressure in the airway is maintained. This constant pressure keeps the airway from collapsing allowing normal breathing.
Some sleep apnoea patients experience difficulty using a CPAP machine, as it can be uncomfortable, embarrassing or just inconvenient. A new technology was recently developed called Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP), which many OSA and snoring patients have found success with.
Provent Sleep Apnoea Therapy is an alternative to CPAP that requires no mask, no machine, and no electricity. It is FDA cleared and clinically proven for the treatment of OSA. The non-invasive nasal device uses a MicroValve design that attaches over the nostrils and is secured in place with hypoallergenic adhesive. The valve opens and closes, redirecting air through small holes to create resistance when breathing out. Because Provent is a small, single-use, disposable device, it's discreet and convenient. This device works across OSA severity, body mass index (BMI), age, gender, race, and fits into most lifestyles. Provent is only available by prescription.
EPAP technology is also used in a snoring treatment, Theravent Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy. Also FDA cleared and clinically proven, Theravent is an over-the-counter nasal device that fits gently over the nostrils and creates positive pressure in the airway during exhalation. In clinical studies, 79 percent of bed partners reported that Theravent quieted their partner’s snoring.
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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS
Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.
The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.
Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners