Portugal 2014: The Portuguese Dental Sleep Society – SPSONO

The Portuguese Dental Sleep Society – SPSONO, will promote sleep activities and encourage their members across the country to organize activities in 2014 world sleep day, including sleep seminars, media press, school educational talks, academic lectures and public awareness educational programs.

Based on the slogan “Restful Sleep, Easy Breathing, Healthy Body” our goal is to draw attention to the important and common problem of snoring and sleep apnea.

We focus on the importance of early diagnosis in childhood and proper orthodontic evaluation as well as the latest technology for managing adult sleep apnea: CPAP and Oral Appliances (OAs).

OAs are indicated for use in patients with mild-to-moderate OSA who prefer OAs to CPAP, those whose condition does not respond to CPAP, those who are not appropriate candidates for CPAP, and those in whom attempted CPAP or behavioral measures (eg, weight loss, changing sleeping positions) fail.

To view the brochure they developed click here.