Types of sleep apnea
The main types of sleep apnea are: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea (CSA), and mixed sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type. Once the body reaches a relaxed state, the muscles begin to ease which allows the upper airway to block the regular flow of air in and out of the nose and mouth causing loud snoring and an interrupted breathing pattern. Breathing can pause for up to 40 seconds at a time which forces the body to send a signal to the brain to wake up.
Central sleep apnea is a condition where the patient has an open airway, however there’s a communication problem between the brain and the body that hinders natural breathing – people who suffer from CSA typically don’t snore.
Mixed sleep apnea or complex sleep apnea is a combination of both OSA and CSA.
Oventus is an Australian medical device company that specialise in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. The Oventus oral appliance allows for airflow to the back of the mouth while sustaining an oral seal and steady jaw position which prevents obstructions from the nose and tongue.
Blue Star Dental is a registered Oventus Practice that has completed the mandatory training to fit you for an Oventus O2Vent oral appliance. Discuss treatment options with our team to see if Oventus is suitable for you.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Loganholme
If you are enduring any combination of these symptoms, it is in your best interest to book a consultation with Blue Star Dental today.