If you regularly snore, often loudly, and frequently feel fatigued through the day you may be suffering with sleep apnoea. This sleep disorder can leave you lacking motivation and concentration, plus the constant fatigue increases your risk of an accident at home, at work and whilst you’re driving. 

If you have sleep apnoea, your airways will often close up when you sleep. This causes your brain to react and wake you, and you’re sometimes gasping for air to replace the lost oxygen. 

This can happen hundreds of times during the night depending on the severity of the disorder. 

If you think you may have sleep apnoea, a simple at-home sleep test found at https://www.sleeptest.co.uk can help you with an initial diagnosis.

Sleep apnoea can be managed once you have a diagnosis, allowing you to regain your lifestyle. Your doctor will recommend treatment according to the degree of your sleep apnoea, with oral appliance therapy one such option. 

Many dentists can provide this, which consists of an appliance similar to a mouthguard which is worn at night to push the lower jaw down, allowing you to breathe easier. 

Snoring and fatigue should not be ignored as untreated sleep apnoea can result in serious health consequences, including a heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy.

 Learn more about sleep apnoea: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk

Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!