Dr Brian Sainsbury BDS (Adel)

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Device

What is OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)?

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) defines Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) as:

"A sleep-related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete halt in airflow despite an ongoing effort to breathe. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway."

Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs in about 25 percent of men and nearly 10 percent of women. Obstructive sleep apnoea can affect people of all ages, including babies and children and particularly people over the age of forty and those who are overweight. Certain physical traits and clinical features are common in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. These include excessive weight, large neck, and structural abnormalities reducing the diameter of the upper airway, such as nasal obstruction, a low-hanging soft palate, enlarged tonsils, or a small jaw with an overbite.

Who will benefit from our OSA Appliance?

  • Individuals who snore or who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
  • Individuals who suffer nasal congestion or a blocked nose and revert to mouth breathing during sleep.
  • Patients who cannot tolerate or desire an alternative to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and who seek the advice of a medical provider.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea appliance in Salisbury | Paralowie | Elizabeth South | Elizabeth Vale | Parafield Gardens | Brahma Lodge | Salisbury Park | Salisbury North | Salisbury Plain | Salisbury South | Salisbury Downs | Northern Adelaide SA

How our OSA Appliance Works?

  1. Air can be drawn into the OSA device if there is a nasal or soft palate blockage.
  2. Air passes through to the back of the throat.
  3. The OSA device advances and stabilizes the lower jaw, brings the tongue forward and opens the airway.

Contact us now for an appointment to talk to us about your sleeping problems.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Device in Salisbury | Paralowie | Elizabeth South | Elizabeth Vale | Parafield Gardens | Brahma Lodge | Salisbury Park | Salisbury North | Salisbury Plain | Salisbury South | Salisbury Downs | Northern Adelaide SA

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