Posted on 17 July 2019 by Michael Tang

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

Michael Tang

BDS MFGDP(UK)RCS PGDIP(IMPDENT) MSC(IMPDENT)
GDC 80508

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 deci…

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