Mr Karim Kassam
FRCS (OMFS) MRCS MFDSRCS MFDSRCSI
Maxillofacial / Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Devices for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a serious and lifelong medical condition. The incidence of OSA increases as we get older. OSA is a chronic, lifelong medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. It has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
It can have a significant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and in the workplace.
What Causes OSA?
During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of throat can sag, narrowing and constricting the airway.
If you or a loved one have OSA or display symptoms such as snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing or teeth grinding while sleeping, treatment is essential.
Demonstrating ability to move lower jaw forward.