Sleep apnea syndrome is a very common sleep disorder that affects 5-15% of adults.

It can have many consequences: snoring, frequent waking up at night, drowsiness, lack of energy during the day

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Assess your risk for Drowsiness

Drowsiness is the propensity to "fall" asleep. She assesses herself on the Epworth test which features several situations in everyday life.

What are your chances of falling asleep in these situations?

Note each of these situations from 0 to 3 according to the following scale:

0 = no chance of falling asleep

1 = low chance of falling asleep

2 = average chance of falling asleep

3 = high chance of falling asleep

> Sitting reading

> While watching television

> Sitting inactive in a public place (cinema, theater, meetings)

> Passenger in a car or public transport traveling for at least one hour without stopping

> Lying down in the afternoon when circumstances allow you to rest

> While seated during a conversation with a loved one

> In a calm seated position after a meal without alcohol

> At the wheel of a car immobilized for a few minutes in a traffic jam

Total the score of these answers. From 10 points, we advise you to consult your doctor.

The main signs of sleep apnea syndrome

Do you recognize yourself?

Asking yourself these questions will help you be better prepared to describe your symptoms during a doctor's visit.

> Do you have the feeling of being tired when you wake up even after a good night's sleep?

> Do you snore?

> Has your partner noticed that you stop breathing while sleeping?

> Do you feel drowsy during the day?

> Do you feel easily irritable?

> Do you have difficulty concentrating?

> Do you suffer from hypertension?

What to do about Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

You must first consult your doctor who will have you perform a polysomnography or respiratory polygraphy, that is to say a recording of your breathing during your sleep.

Depending on the result and your needs, if you suffer from a severe form of sleep apnea, you will be prescribed CPAP (continuous positive pressure: a breathing device placed at your bedside that will provide you with pressurized air via a mask).

A mandibular advancement orthosis (an orthosis acting as a splint and allowing the lower jaw to be kept in an advanced position during sleep and thus freeing the airways) may be offered to you in case of intolerance to CPAP or for moderate forms of 'Sleep Apnea. This orthosis is also indicated to treat snoring.

If you have a prescription from your doctor for an orthosis, we invite you to make an appointment with Doctor Jessica DUC for a first consultation, using our online agenda:

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