Anti-Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
If you snore in your sleep, don’t worry, this condition is very common across people all over the world. Sleeping next to a partner who snores can keep you awake as well.
Snoring may not look like such a big deal, and in fact it can seem quite natural. But the thing is that snoring not only keeps your partner awake, but it can also interfere with your own sleep as well. Snoring happens when the sleeper is not able to get enough air during sleep.
Snoring is often ignored as a mild irritant, but it may in fact a condition called obstructive sleep apnoea. If you or your partner suffer from snoring, come in for a consultation at The Caringbah Dentists.
Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder that poses harm to your health. Sleep apnoea is a more serious form of snoring where there is a blockage of air flow and a drastic drop in the oxygen sent to your brain and heart. If you listen to obstructive sleep apnoea, it may sound like loud snoring punctuated by some moments of silence. During these silences, the breathing has in fact completely stopped because of some physical obstruction in the airway.
There are lot of similarities between chronic snoring and sleep apnoea, and therefore it can be difficult to diagnose. You need an expert check-up to determine whether your snoring is causing grave harm to your health.
You need professional care to minimise the harmful effects caused by obstructive sleep apnoea.
Dental devices to treat sleep apnoea
It is possible to use oral or dental devices to treat exercise snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea. There are many options for these dental devices and our dentist can recommend one that suits your specific requirements.
These devices are absolutely safe to use, so you don’t need to worry at all. The device resembles a mouth guard in its appearance and can force the lower jaw down a little to keep the airway open. This prevents obstruction of air during breathing and ensures continuous supply of oxygen to your brain and heart.
If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnoea and need professional help, contact us at The Caringbah Dentists. You can call our family team and schedule a consultation at a time that is convenient for you.
Call us on (02) 9525 0595 to schedule a visit.