Dr Deutsch has a special interest in the dental treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea and is a member of the Australian Sleep Association. A certain percentage of people who snore have or will develop a serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). During sleep a person may have many episodes of of partial or complete obstruction of the airway and may be completely unaware of of these events. Witnessed sudden choking or gasping for air after a period of silence when breathing may have stopped during sleep. Although there may be indicators that someone suffers from sleep apnoea, the only definitive test for sleep apnoea is to have an overnight sleep study in a sleep clinic.

It was worse when I was taking anti-depressants as they were helping me sleep at night but I also slept for hours during the day too. Having tried warm malty drinks before bedtime, sleep balms, hypnosis, yoga & herbal remedies amongst other things, I’m running out of ideas! I know that I do sleep at night because I have very vivid dreams and lots of them but this is the wrong type of sleep. Also in the newspaper article they mention the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, usually used where sleep apnoea or a similar condition is suspected.
Oxygen saturation levels drop markedly whenever there is an apnoea or hypopnea event during sleep.

In Severe OSA a patient may never be able to achieve normal sleep patterns (Sleep Architecture).
Over time, poor quality sleep leaves the patient continuously tired and causes excessive daytime sleepiness. From the results of the sleep study a sleep physician can determine the severity of the sleep apnoea and recommend treatment tailored to that individual.

Rapid eye syndrome
Grinding teeth due to sleep apnea
Chronic sleep apnea symptoms

Comments Epworth scale sleep apnoea

  1. Justin_Timberlake
    Snoring is caused by the fatty tissue in the.
  2. Naxcivanech
    Force it on him are evaluated for sleep apnea, you clear that eating close to sleeping.