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In the UAE, the best solutions for dental-related sleep disorders are provided by the German Dental and Neuromuscular Clinic, which is the best dental clinic in Dubai. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: A Guide to sleep disorder relief

A Guide to sleep disorder relief
What is a sleep disorder?
  • A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a
    medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a
    person or animal. Some sleep disorders are
    serious enough to interfere with normal physical,
    mental, social and emotional functioning.
    Polysomnography is a test commonly ordered for
    some sleep disorders.

What causes sleep disoders?
  • Some common sleep disorders include sleep
    apnea where the sufferers breathing stops for
    short periods during sleep. This occurs due to
    the persons airway being obstructed during
    sleep, often accompanied by snoring. When air is
    blocked and thus prevented from entering the
    lungs, the victim gasps for air unconsciously
    resulting in his/her sleep being disturbed. The
    breathing stops for a short period of may be 10
    seconds, and if this happens for at least 30
    times within seven hours of sleep, the condition
    is classified as apnea. Other forms of sleep
    apnea include central sleep apnea and
    sleep-related hypoventilation which are less
    common. Apnea leaves sufferers lacking sufficient
    deep sleep and thus tired and drained. Although
    not well known, its long-term effects could
    include high blood pressure, trouble
    concentrating, cardiovascular disease, depression
    and stroke.

  • Another common sleep disorder, which is believed
    to affect almost eight to 31 per cent of the
    general population, is bruxism or the involuntary
    grinding or clenching of the teeth while
    sleeping. A few of the causes are anxiety,
    missing teeth, misaligned teeth, airway problems
    or an irregular bite. Some of the symptoms
    commonly associated with bruxism are
    hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles and
    headaches. Since the symptoms are hardly
    discernible in some, those suffering from the
    condition may not even be aware of it. However,
    if left untreated, it may result in the wearing
    of teeth, and even damage or breakage to teeth
    and dental restorations such as crowns and

What are the solutions for sleep disorders?
  • In the UAE, the best solutions for dental-related
    sleep disorders are provided by the German Dental
    and Neuromuscular Clinic, which is the best
    dental clinic in Dubai. Apart from helping
    patients with dental devices, the professional
    and highly trained dentists at the Clinic also
    collaborate with medical doctors in related
    fields to make sure the treatment is viable for
    the patients overall health. These dental
    experts in Dubai believe that every patient is
    unique, and take special care and ensure that
    their recommendation is the most helpful and
    beneficial for every individual.

  • To determine whether a person suffers from
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a sleep study will be
    performed by the dental specialists, either at
    the patients home or in a sleep lab. A small
    portable-monitoring device will be provided to
    the person to be worn during sleep.After the
    diagnosis is made, the patient will be advised on
    the course of treatment which may include the use
    of a CPAP machine, weight loss, oropharyngeal
    exercises or surgical procedures. The advantages
    and disadvantages of each of these dental
    treatments will be explained to the patient
    before any of them are carried out.
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