Strong snoring, interruptions in breathing, tiredness during the day, lack of concentration, depression, hypertension and heart attacks are some of the problems that people with OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA can present.
It is a problem that occurs when breathing stops while you are asleep. This occurs because the airways have been partially narrowed or blocked.
Heavy snoring is a warning sign of OSA. Snoring is caused by air leaking through the narrow or blocked airway. Although not all people who snore suffer from sleep apnea.
Other factors may also increase the risk:
- A lower jaw that is short compared to the upper jaw.
- Certain shapes of the roof of the mouth (palate) or airway that make it easier to collapse.
- Large tongue that can retract and block the airway.
- Large tonsils and adenoids that can block the airways.
Making a correct diagnosis to know the cause of the problem we can determine if we can help you, and thus, you can rest and improve your quality of life. Nowadays there are several very comfortable intra-orlae devices whose function is to advance the jaw, which opens the airways and allows the passage of air, if you want to know more about them make an appointment with us and we will explain to you how they work.