D-SAD for Sleep Apnea
- Posted on: Feb 28 2019
Are you or your partner snoring? Are you awake during the night gasping for air ? There is a dental solution for both of these problems; the Dental Sleep Apnea Device (D-SAD).The D-SAD holds the lower jaw in a forward position while increasing the diameter of the respiratory track. It removes the primary source of snoring and the obstruction responsible for Sleep Apnea. This device is custom made by computer and is comfortable to wear.
It is very important to understand what is Sleep Apnea and how snoring affects your overall health. Sleep Apnea happens when breathing stops while you are sleeping. Snoring and Sleep Apnea occur because the soft tissue of the throat presses against each other and reduces the air passing through the breathing passage. This causes snoring and/or Sleep Apnea. With Sleep Apnea, the oxygen flow is cut off for a second, which causes the sleeping person to wake up. Both snoring and Sleep Apnea get worse with time, age and weight gain.
There is a test to determine the degree of Sleep Apnea called the AHI or Apnea Hypoapnea Index. It measures the amount of times per hour Apnea or Hypoapnea (partial breathing stoppage) occur. The problem is classified as mild, moderate or severe.
The D-SAD is recommended for:
- Mild and Moderate Sleep Apnea
- An individual who won’t use the CPAP
- With the CPAP for severe cases when travelling.
It is essential to understand the health risks associated with Sleep Apnea;
Short term problems:
- Daytime tiredness
- Lack of energy
- Decreased work efficiency
Long term problems:
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular problems
To sum up, the D-SAD eliminates (95% efficiency) and prevents the obstruction responsible for Sleep Apnea.
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