‘Drugs, den­tal ap­pli­ances to help pa­tients suf­fer­ing from sleep dis­or­ders’

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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.

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