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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-35

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Roar in the Snore

Department of Prosthodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Geetha Bhavani Paluri
Department of Prosthodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.167538

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Sleeping is an important physiological role in our day to day life. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Sleep disorders of the upper airway result from any condition or disease that causes its partial or complete obstruction when a patient assumes a supine position and goes to sleep. Sleep disorders, particularly untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be associated with motor vehicle accidents, poor work performance in the office or workplace, and also makes a person prone to occupational accidents and reduced quality of life. Comprehensive management of upper airway sleep disorders requires an interdisciplinary approach. A prosthodontist can play a significant role as the team member in the interdisciplinary approach for the management of upper airway sleep disorders. The present article focuses on the history, clinical examination, investigations, and management of OSA.

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