Year: 2018 | Month: March | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 259-265
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Prosthodontic Management- An Overview
Dr. Divya Chandra S1, Dr. K Sounder Raj2, Dr. Prema3, Dr. Manisha Minz1
1Post Graduate Student, 2Professor and Head, 3Associate Professor,
Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka
Corresponding Author: Dr. Divya Chandra S
Short sleep duration and poor quality of sleep, increasingly common in our modern society, have many adverse effects on general health. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which a person frequently stops breathing during his or her sleep. The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is the average number of disordered breathing events per hour. Typically, OSA syndrome is defined as an AHI of 5 or greater with associated symptoms (e.g.: excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, or impaired cognition) or an AHI of 15 or greater, regardless of associated symptoms.
Key words: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Apnea, Hypopnea, Prosthodontic management, Appliances