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All Posts in Category: Sleep Apnoea

A tired man rubs his nose - CPAP vs dental appliances

Sleep Apnoea Treatment: CPAP Machines vs. Dental Appliances

Affecting around one-third of the population and more prevalent in older men, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is more common than many people think. OSA is a sleep disorder that partially or completely blocks the airway, leading to pauses in breath, shallow breathing and a lack of oxygen to the brain.…
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Understanding CPAP–How to Deal with the Initial Discomfort

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a form of treatment used to address Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (interrupted sleep due to breathing problems). The patient is fitted with a mask that delivers continuous airflow through a tube into the patient’s mouth and nose at a pressure that forces the airway to…
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How Do Sleep Disorders Interact with Sleep Apnoea?

What Is Sleep Apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a condition that involves frequent disruptions in your sleep due to brief cessations in breathing. It is most commonly caused by soft tissue at the back of the throat that relax and partially or completely obstruct the airway for a brief period of…
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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - What is it?

What Are the Consequences of Sleep Apnoea? – Infographic

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) affects approximately 4.7% of the Australian population, with twice as many men than women affected. 80% of cases are undiagnosed, but OSA’s affect on the body can be severe: Causes and Risk Factors  Excess weight/obesity Enlarged tonsils/adenoids A large overbite Birth defects such as Down syndrome…
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Pros and cons of dental appliances for sleep apnoea

We’ve all had the experience of being kept awake while someone nearby is snoring loudly. Many people treat snoring as a joke or something to be embarrassed about. But loud snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a common disorder that interrupts breathing and sleep cycles. The…
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