Snoring and sleep apnoea are relatively common issues, and our dentist in Caringbah has met hundreds of patients who have experienced such problems. Both of these issues typically arise when there is a blockage of airflow during sleep. As this is a problem that occurs around the mouth, it is no surprise that our Sutherland Shire Dentist have some knowledge about it!
Most people understand what snoring is and can easily recognise when they have been snoring at night-time. If you have a partner, they will probably be sure to let you know in the morning (after they’ve suffered a restless night due to your loud noises!). If you sleep individually, you may wake up with a sore throat or potentially be woken up by your own snoring sounds.
Sleep apnoea is generally less understood in society and people struggle to identify when they may be experiencing it. Some people dismiss it as bad snoring and don’t seek any form of support or treatment, however it is important that you address sleep apnoea to avoid drowsiness during the day and restricted breathing in the night.
Signs that you may have sleep apnoea include:
- Struggling to breathe at night while you are sleeping
- Choking during sleep
- Waking up during the night and feeling shortness of breath
- Sleepiness and fatigue during the daytime due to a lack of sleep
- Pauses of breath during the night
- Loud and ongoing snoring most nights
- Headaches after waking up in the morning
- Inability to concentrate during the day
- Abrupt awakenings due to gasping, snoring, or choking
When struggling with snoring or experiencing sleep apnoea, many people are uncertain of where to seek help and guidance. What many people don’t realise is that a professional dentist near me can help to reduce or stop snoring and sleep apnoea. Even our dentists Shire can treat snoring and mild-moderate sleep apnoea.
If you are experiencing snoring or sleep apnoea, our bulk billing dentist Caringbah would be happy to provide some advice during an appointment. Not only can our experienced dentists help to diagnose your sleeping troubles, but they can offer solutions to help with chronic snoring.
One of the ways that the Caringbah Dentist can assist is by recommending and providing dental devices to reduce your sleep apnoea. These devices are specifically designed to keep the lower jaw down to ensure your airway is open at all times. This will allow for good airflow and a continuous supply of oxygen throughout the night.
The dental devices for snoring and sleep apnoea are entirely safe to use and can have enormously positive impacts on your ability to get a good night’s rest. To book an appointment with David Reid or another dentist Sutherland Shire and learn about our anti-snoring treatments, contact our team today on (02) 9525 0595.