‘Drugs, dental appliances to help patients suffering from sleep disorders’
LUCKNOW:Drugs and dental appliances were of help to patients of sleep disorders, said experts on the second day of the 4th conference of South-East Asian academy of Sleep Medicine here on Saturday.
“Dental appliances are effective, mostly in cases where patients refuse to comply with doctor’s instruction such as using a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure machine) or others. Dental appliances are not only comfortable to use but also come at affordable price,” said Prof Arvind Tripathi, HoD prosthodontics at Saraswati Dental College.
Experts in the conference said apart from surgical methods, drugs were being developed for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a problem that troubles a large number of people across the world.
In fact, one in every seven people suffers from it.
Organising secretary of the
Sleep is critical to people’s health. According to a survey in India 93% population was sleep deprived but only 2% discussed their sleep issues with physicians.
BP SINGH, doctor
conference Dr BP Singh said, “Sleep is not optional but is absolutely critical to people’s health. According to a survey, in India 93% of the population in the study is sleep deprived, but only 2% Indians discuss their sleep issues with physicians.”
Dr David Cunnington from Australia said insomnia was the most common sleep disorder, with some insomnia problems near the past year reported by 30% of the adults.Dr BP Singh said that prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea was characterised by respiratory insufficiency during sleep.