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18 07 2017 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea May Affect Your Work Concentration

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Snoreeze Oral Device can improve your day at work

Sufferers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) often report problems with concentration, difficulty with memory and uncertain decision-making at work. They may also feel more vulnerable to depression and prone to stress.

About 1.5 million UK adults are thought to suffer from OSA, many more than the 330,000 diagnosed sufferers. If you experience daytime problems at work, you could be suffering from undiagnosed OSA.

OSA and how to know if you are a sufferer

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is the frequent interruption of your breathing whilst you sleep. You might not even notice, though the loud snoring that comes with each attack might be disrupting your partner’s sleep.

Each breathing interruption starves your brain of oxygen with possible long-term consequences for your health.

Night-time OSA ruins your daytime performance

Research published in the Journal of Sleep Research, found a chemical imbalance in the brains of OSA sufferers. Sleep apnoea sufferers show lower levels of the calming neuro-chemical know as GABA and higher levels of its stress inducing counterpart, glutamate.

This imbalance is believed to send the brain into a lasting state of stress. Stress causes the brain to function less effectively and might even cause damage to the nerve connections within the brain.

Treating your OSA restores your daytime performance

Breathing interruptions that trigger OSA attacks are caused as the muscles of your tongue relax during sleep. When your tongue falls to the back of your throat, it blocks your airways starving your brain of oxygen.

The Snoreeze Oral Device comfortably maintains your lower jaw in the best position to support the relaxed muscles of your tongue even whilst you sleep, keeping your airways open.

The Snoreeze Oral Device for a good night and a better day!

Adjustable to fit your bite like a sports gum-shield and conveniently reusable for up to 180 nights. The Snoreeze Oral Device helps keep your night-time breathing easy, snore free and maintains the chemical balance in your brain.

With each night of unbroken sleep, you can look forward to a day of improved concentration, sharpened memory and confident decision making at work and maybe even better future prospects.

ENDS.

*Sleep apnoea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. If you suspect you have OSA, we recommend you see your doctor.

 

 

 

 

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Would you like to take a brief questionnaire to see your sleep aponea risk levels?

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Complete the following clinically approved screening questionnaire to find out if you are at risk of suffering from sleep apnoea.

Do you snore loudly? (Louder than talking, or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)

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Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?

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Gender - Are you male?

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Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?

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Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

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Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 35?

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Are you over the age of 50?

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Is your neck circumference greater than: Male - 17" or 43cm? Female - 15" or 41cm?

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You are at
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