Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
Difference between CPAP and BiPAP for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks Malibu
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)provides positive airway pressure at a constant level during both inspiration and expiration.BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) provides a higher pressure during inspiration and alower pressure during expiration. The primary usefulness of BiPAP is in patients who experiencedifficulty exhaling while using CPAP. By lowering the expiratory pressure, patients are morecomfortable breathing against the positive airway pressure. Patients often ask why we don'tjust start with BiPAP if it is more comfortableé Simply, most patients do fine with CPAP andthe BiPAP units are much more expensive than CPAP. Less than 2% of my patients requireBiPAP.
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