Snoring and feeling unrefreshed from sleep?

What you should know and what you can do about sleep-disordered breathing

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are the most common types of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB).

In a recent global survey on snoring cities, Singapore was identified as one of the top three snoring cities in the world, after Dublin and Canberra that were ranked first and second, respectively.

Not only is snoring prevalent in Singapore, one in three has moderately-severe to severe OSA and is undiagnosed.

Undetected and consequently untreated severe OSA leads to:

Hence, snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are linked to serious unmet public health problems. The challenge is to gain public recognition for the need to diagnose the cause of snoring for the right treatment.

In this 'Ask the Specialist' Q&A forum, Dr Mimi Yow, Senior Consultant from the Department of Orthodontics at National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), a member of SingHealth group, answers questions on common causes for snoring and sleep apnea, when it is a concern and treatments available (non-interventional and interventional).

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About Dr Mimi Yow

Dr Mimi Yow is a senior consultant in orthodontics. She has more than three decades of experience in multidisciplinary practice with the SingHealth Sleep, Cleft and Craniofacial, and Orthognathic Surgery teams.

Dr Yow is the Director of Sleep Clinical Services of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Disease Centre for the management of sleep disorders. The SingHealth Duke-NUS Disease Centres (SDDCs) are located at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) campuses.

The Sleep SDDC brings together multidisciplinary expertise into dedicated SingHealth Sleep Centres to offer patient-centric settings for optimised patient-outcomes through integrated clinical care.

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