When suffering from OSA not only is your quality of life diminished but your life may be at risk. If left untreated, OSA may be life threatening and/or lead to the development of hypertension, cardiac ischaemia, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias or cerebrovascular disease and strokes.
What can you do about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
A recent study conducted in 2008 by the Centre for Sleep Health & Research, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital and the University of Sydney, Australia suggests the need for an interdisciplinary approach between ENT Surgeons and Sleep Physicians in treating OSA.
Oral appliances have been shown to have a beneficial impact on a number of important clinical parameters including the polysomnographic indices of OSA, blood pressure measurements, aspects of neuropsychological functioning and subjective measures of sleepiness and quality of life. Therefore it is extremely important for your health-sake that you do not remain untreated. Seek immediate help.