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What is Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

Symptoms of Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea

Dangers of Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea

How is Sleep Apnoea


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can have a significant affect on your quality of life and health.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), is a serious and potentially life threatening medical condition with significant morbidity and even increased mortality (shortened life expectancy). OSA affects approximately 5% of the population in Australia. In addition to snoring, the most common symptom of OSA is excessive daytime sleepiness which may cause sufferers to miss their bus or train stop, fall asleep at the traffic lights or at work, or even during conversations.

Epidemiological studies have shown that non-commercial drivers whom suffer from OSA have a two to seven times increased risk of road traffic accidents, whilst other sufferers demonstrate higher incidence of work-place accidents, sick days, etc. The overall cost to the community has been estimated at over $10 billion dollars per year. OSA is strongly associated with hypertension and diabetes, and therefore increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

Therefore, snoring and OSA need to be considered as a potentially serious medical condition. People of both sexes and of all ages are affected. These conditions are not only associated only with overweight or obese patients as many people of normal weight also suffer from severe snoring or OSA.

Research has indicated Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can lead to:

  Sleep Deprivation
  Heart Disease
  Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  Right-sided Heart Failure

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is also associated with Diabetes and Depression.

Do not wait until these conditions have developed to seek help for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. It is essential that all people who snore are screened for and then possibly tested for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

For more information, please contact Dr. Delcanho at DentSLEEP on
1-300-1-SNORE (1-300-1-76673) or click here to email us now.

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