During sleep, the pharyngeal airway (throat) narrows, due to a reduction in muscle tone. Snoring is simply a vibratory noise generated by the back of the relaxed tongue, pharynx and soft palate.
‘Benign’ snoring can be far from benign. The social consequences can be extremely distressing: banishment from the bedroom, marital disharmony, no holidays because of enforced sleep disruption when sharing a hotel room, fear of travelling – falling asleep during long journeys on public transport and the consequent ridicule and embarrassment.
Obstructive sleep apnoea, resulting in serious sleep disruption, can produce greatly impaired performance at work, at home, and on the road. Car accidents are statistically much more common in this group.
Dr Dookun holds Expert Level European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine accreditation. He is an experienced Dental Sleep Medicine practitioner training dentists throughout Europe. Dr Dookun works within a consultant team comprising ENT surgeons and Respiratory Physicians in Guernsey and Wimpole St, London.
Adrian Zacher is a non-exec director and co-founder of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine. In a past life, he ran Zacher Sleep Appliances (ZSA Ltd.) specialising exclusively in the manufacture of custom oral appliances for sleep related breathing disorders.
Dr Desai limits her practice predominantly to the management of sleep disorders. Based in Harley Street and London Bridge Hospital, she works with other eminent physicians and ENT consultants as part of a multidisciplinary team of like-minded professionals with special interest in Sleep Medicine.
Mr Iain Ormiston is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Cleft Surgeon having trained in Dentistry, Medicine, and Surgery and holds the following qualifications: BDS LRCP MRCS FDSRCS FRCS FHKAM FCSHK.
Alison is a Board member and Secretary of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and provides oral appliances for the treatment of simple snoring and mild sleep apnoea including patients referred by respiratory medicine and ENT consultants.
Board member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM)-Is the only independent non-commercial dental body offering advice and courses in dental sleep medicine.
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