Could Snoring Signal a More Serious Condition?
Does your partner complain about your incessant snoring? While this could be nothing serious, there are also times when it may be associated with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is caused when your airways narrow while sleeping. As a result, your body is not able to receive the oxygen that it requires. Not only will this disrupt sleeping patterns, but other serious illnesses such as heart attack, stroke and obesity may occur. Let's also remember that constant tiredness can disrupt your everyday life, leading to accidents at home, at work, and when you drive. You may even begin to suffer from emotional problems such as anxiety and irritability.

However, it is possible for a dentist to fashion mouthpieces that can help your airways remain open throughout the night. We should nonetheless mention that an in-home sleep test represents the first step towards solving any problems that you may be having. 

Once it has been confirmed or denied that you have sleep apnoea, the appropriate steps can be taken. Obstructive sleep apnoea is no laughing matter and it should be taken seriously. If you feel constantly tired or if you are a known snorer, it is always a good idea to take an at-home test so that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy.

Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk


 

 

 
Michael Tang
BDS MFGDP(UK)RCS PGDIP(IMPDENT) MSC(IMPDENT)

Michael has a special interest in aesthetic dental implantology including the “teeth in a day” technique. He receives referrals from other dentists for implant surgery as well as bone and soft tissue grafting, and sinus lifting. He is also very experienced in smile makeovers, adult cosmetic braces and non-surgical facial aesthetics.

His interest in dental implantology stemmed from a course held in Harley Street in 2005. In the same year he decided to complete an intensive implantology course in the influential Medical Faculty in Boston, USA. He has since been awarded both the Diploma and Masters qualifications in this field.

He has been lectured and mentored by some leading international clinicians in implant dentistry at venues such as the Dentium World Symposium in Moscow, Harvard University and the Branemark Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For many years, he trained newly qualified dentists as well as running teaching sessions at the Glasgow Dental School and he currently mentors less experienced implant dentists.

Since 2005, Michael has been fully trained and indemnified to perform a wide variety of non surgical facial cosmetic procedures to remove lines and wrinkles including the use of laser, chemical peel, botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. In 2007, he was invited to join Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group where he treats facial aesthetic patients as well as carrying out smile makeovers and dental implant treatment for their patients.

Michael was the youngest Dental Practice Inspector in Scotland for the NHS Forth Valley Health Board when he was appointed in 2007. This current role involves inspecting dental practices and ensuring current guidelines are met.

In 2007, Michael was short-listed for the prestigious "Best Young Dentist in Scotland" award for his achievements in dentistry.