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Snoring and sleep apnoea



Our message to snorers

Approx. 20% of the population are affected by snoring and 4% by sleep apnoea. Predominantly men are affected but women are not untroubled by such problems either. We spend a considerable part of our life with sleeping, thus, it is essential that our sleep does not get interrupted by any physical impacts.
We have been committed to this business for several years with a lot of passion and we use our engineering knowledge as well as our relations to renowned specialists in the field of sleep medicine, in order to develop the best anti-snoring and sleep apnoea products.
You will find on our pages, which are dedicated to snoring and sleep apnoea, useful advices and solutions which we offer you in regard to this subject.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and remarks. It is your opinion that matters and helps us to advance our products.
Jacques Magnin
Co-director, OSCIMED SA, Switzerland.

What causes snoring?

During sleep, muscular relaxation of the throat and tongue actually reduce the size of the windpipe. Air is forced past the obstruction causing turbulence and vibration, which creates the sound that we all know as snoring. Apart from its nuisance value to others and loss of sleep, snoring can develop into a more severe obstruction of the airway that actually prevents people from breathing. This is called sleep apnoea and requires a medical consultation.

What can aggravate snoring?

• Excessive weight
• Drinking alcohol at night
• Tobacco, sleeping pills and tranquillisers
• Sleeping on your back
• Severe fatigue
• Parched nasal mucous membrane
• Deviated nasal septum (broken nose)

Snoring adversely affects your health!
Snoring seriously disturbs sleep patterns.
• It can harm restful recovery.
• Causes tiredness during the day, drowsiness, irritability and driver inattention.
• Gives you headaches, sluggishness and nocturnal perspiration.
• Increases cardio-vascular risk (high blood pressure, strokes etc).
• Decreases sex drive.