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Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Does your partner tell you that you snore? Maybe you wake up feeling exhausted. Oral appliances can help people who snore and who have sleep apnoea.

When we sleep our muscles at the back of the mouth and throat can relax too much, obstructing the passage of air into our lungs. For someone with sleep apnoea, breathing ceases repeatedly. A person may wake up many times a night. That’s because the brain transmits a signal to do so due to a lack of oxygen.

Oral appliances hold the lower jaw forwards and allow increased space in the throat area and help to prevent the soft tissues from collapsing into the space.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea

Woman with pillow over her ears next to man snoringPeople who have sleep apnoea may exhibit the following:

  • Loud snoring
  • Daytime fatigue
  • An inability to concentrate
  • Poor memory
  • Anxiety
  • Personality changes

Diagnosis and Treatment

So that the correct treatment is offered, diagnosis at a sleep centre is vital. When you go to a sleep centre you are monitored overnight.

Once you have a diagnosis, pain-free impressions and measurements of your mouth and teeth are taken here at She’s Apples Dentistry and an appliance is made. It takes a few weeks to be fabricated. The appliance is tried at home and is regularly checked by your dentist for fit and function. There may some initial side effects such as excess saliva or too little saliva or discomfort inside the mouth. The side effects are usually temporary.

Results You Can Expect

The results are typically very good with most snorers snoring less loudly and people with mild to moderate sleep apnoea having less disturbed sleep. Some with more serious sleep apnoea will need to use a CPAP which delivers air under pressure through a nose mask.

Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Take that first step towards addressing your sleep apnoea and getting the restorative rest you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea treatment Sydney CBD.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment Sydney CBD, Park Street NSW | (02) 9264 5333