During sleep, the pharyngeal airway (throat) narrows, due to a reduction in muscle tone. Snoring is simply a vibratory noise generated by the back of the relaxed tongue, pharynx and soft palate.
‘Benign’ snoring can be far from benign. The social consequences can be extremely distressing: banishment from the bedroom, marital disharmony, no holidays because of enforced sleep disruption when sharing a hotel room, fear of travelling – falling asleep during long journeys on public transport and the consequent ridicule and embarrassment.
Obstructive sleep apnoea, resulting in serious sleep disruption, can produce greatly impaired performance at work, at home, and on the road. Car accidents are statistically much more common in this group.
Dr Desai limits her practice predominantly to the management of sleep disorders. Based in Harley Street and London Bridge Hospital, she works with other eminent physicians and ENT consultants as part of a multidisciplinary team of like-minded professionals with special interest in Sleep Medicine.
Board member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM).
Board member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM). Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician
Consultant Orthodontist & Academic Lead at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Mr Iain Ormiston is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Cleft Surgeon having trained in Dentistry, Medicine, and Surgery and holds the following qualifications: BDS LRCP MRCS FDSRCS FRCS FHKAM FCSHK
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