Posted on 07 October 2019 by Michael Tang
If you know that you're a noisy snorer and you also suffer from constant tiredness and morning headaches, you may want to consider getting tested for sleep apnoea. This condition is most often found in overweight men over the age of 50.
Although very common, 'obstructive' sleep apnoea is a chronic and debilitating condition. It causes the soft tissue at the back of your throat to relax and close your airway so that you struggle to breathe and may wake up gasping for breath. The relaxation of the airways also causes loud snoring.
Sleep apnoea results in constant fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, and increases the likelihood of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and depression. So it's important not to ignore it!
Your dentist can provide an oral device to treat sleep apnoea as well as advise on lifestyle changes that can help, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals within 2 hours of bedtime.
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.
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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…