Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypoapnea Syndrome (OSAHS) is a very common disease that affects 4% of men and 2% of women. It is characterized by snoring and disturbed sleep quality and daily cognitive dysfunction. Respiratory disorders affect the quality of sleep and the amount of sleep hours. These can lead to reduced attention and excessive sleepiness during the daytime. Many studies have shown that this syndrome is a risk factor for some medical conditions such as type II diabetes or headaches. Patients suffering from cardiovascular problems have a very high rate of OSAHS.
Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome is currently managed by interdisciplinary teams in which specialist dentists collaborate, especially in children who suffer from this problem.