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Month: December 2016

Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with anti snoring devices

Experiences with Anti Snoring and Mandibular Advancement devices. Many of us snore and for most it is no problem. However for some snoring is a cause of poor sleep and possibly encourages/contributes to sleep apnea (breathing difficulty during sleep). It can also be a cause of tension within relationships. At Northway Dental Practice is offered one of the most effective treatments for snoring: the Mandibular Advancement Device (also called an anti-snoring appliance or snoring appliance). This works by positioning the lower jaw a…

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The prevalence of OSAS

The prevalence of OSAS

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. In today’s post we reflect the results of a study on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) conducted by the University of Wisconsin, EEUU. In this study, 1,520 participants (96% of them non-hispanic whites) were enrolled, and a total of 4,563 sleep studies were performed for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) between 1988 and 2011, pictured in the following table: The table shows that 32.7 % of the population presented suffered…

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