Helping breathing while sleeping

Which oral devices are most effective in managing sleep-disordered breathing conditions?

Sleep-disordered breathing conditions include obstructive sleep apnoea and upper airway resistance syndrome.

Man sleeping

In the general population, it is estimated that 4% of males and 2% of females have obstructive sleep apnoea; an estimated 10% of patients who snore have sleep apnoea.1

The primary management protocol of these conditions involves the objective assessment of patients via polysomnography that permits a measure of the severity of sleep apnoea. This can be reported as a RDI (Respiratory Distress Index) and AHI (Apnoea to hypopnoea index/ratio). Other relevant

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