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One of the primary aims of ARTP Sleep is to promote the highest standards of professional practice.  In this way we contribute to the safety and well-being of the general public. Standards of Care Position Statements are set out to specify minimum standards of professional practice regardless of where or by whom services referred to are delivered.  They apply for delivery

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)   Definition obstructive sleep apnoea/hyponea syndrome can be defined as the co-existence of excessive daytime sleepiness and irregular breathing at night repeated collapse of upper airway during sleep causing cessation of breathing despite inspiratory effort obstruction may be complete, with total obstruction of the airway (apnoea) or partial (hypopnoea) causing hypoventilation severity measured using the apnoea/hyponoea index (AHI) Risk factors overweight smoker alcohol sedatives older age group hypothyroidism   Clinical features Nocturnal

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A hard night's sleep Snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome 25% of the UK population suffer some form of sleep disorder that results in excessive daytime sleepiness. Explained below are some of the common disorders keeping us awake at night: snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome.Snoring In a survey by the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association, 54% of people

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What is obstructive sleep apnoea? With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone can trigger the change from a partially blocked airway (snoring) to a completely blocked airway (apnoea). Obstructive sleep apnoea ranges from mild to severe. This is established using an Apnoea/Hypopnoea Index (AHI) which measures the number of apnoeas plus the number of hypoapnoeas. Sleep Apnoea

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What is a Mandibular Advancement Device? A mandibular advancement device s a medical device worn in the mouth that is used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. The underlying concept is simple, it gently holds your lower jaw forward and keeps the airway open, thereby effectively treating the root cause of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. The jaw joints are considered to

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What are Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS)? The mandibular advancement splint( MAS) is used to gently hold the lower jaw forward in the ‘recovery position’ so that the tongue is held forward. As the tongue is held forward there is less vibration and also the airway is widened. There are many different appliances available however these are usually fitted by a specialist orthodontist

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What is Sleep Apnoea Sleep apnoea (or sleep apnea in American English; /æpˈniːə/) is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour.  Similarly, each abnormally low

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