D-SAD for Sleep Apnea
- Posted on: Feb 28 2019
Are you or your partner tired of snoring? Do 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 increasing the diameter of the respiratory track and removes the primary source of snoring and the obstruction responsible for Sleep Apnea. This is custom made by computer and is comfortable to wear.
An understanding of what is Sleep Apnea and snoring is very important. Sleep Apnea is when breathing stops while you are sleeping. Snoring and Sleep Apnea occurs 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 flow of Oxygen is cut off for a second which awakens the sleeping person. 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 id recommended for:
- Mild and Moderate Sleep Apnea
- An individual who won’t use the CPAP
- With the CPAP for severe cases when travelling.
Finally, a discussion of health risks is very important;
Short term problems:
- Daytime tiredness
- Lack of energy
- Decreased work efficiency
Long term problems:
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular problems
In summary the D-SAD eliminates (95% efficiency) and prevents the obstruction responsible for Sleep Apnea.
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