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'Gold standard' solution to sleeping disorder revealed

The "gold standard" solution to the problem of sleep apnoea is to keep airways clear, according to an expert on the topic.

Marianne Davey, director of the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association, claims that there are a lot of things that can be done for people who suffer from the sleeping disorder.

She highlights the small, mandibular advancement devices which are placed in the mouth as very useful, but that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the best option.

"The gold standard treatment for sleep apnoea is CPAP," she explains.

Ms Davey also comments that the problem with sleep apnoea - and snoring in general - is that it puts a strain on patients' blood pressure and breathing systems.

The sleeping disorder occurs when air is prevented from going into the lungs because of an obstruction, at which point that person can stop breathing for ten seconds or more before they wake up with a snore or snort.

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