NSW

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when your airway becomes obstructed during your sleep due to your tongue blocking the back of your throat.

Blocking your airway during sleep can lead to a variety of health issues if left untreated. Some potential consequences include daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, and an increased risk of accidents due to impaired cognitive function.

With its serious health issues and risk factors, it is important to recognise sleep apnoea symptoms and find effective sleep apnoea treatments for improving sleep quality and overall quality of life.

Mandibular Advancement Splint vs. CPAP

Sleep Apnoea Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep apnoea vary, so it’s important to understand these to recognise this serious sleep condition. Sleep apnoea symptoms include:

  • Intermittent snoring
  • Choking or gasping during the night
  • Excessive fatigue and daytime sleepiness
  • Teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Tossing and turning

This is not a comprehensive list of symptoms of sleep apnoea. You should see a sleep physician if you believe you may have sleep apnoea.

Naturally Effective Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Don’t live with the symptoms and side effects of sleep apnoea any longer. At Dental Sleep Professionals, our experienced team can effectively treat sleep apnoea using custom-fitted, clinically proven oral appliances. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about the ways we can help.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

There are various treatments available to those suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. Appropriate treatments include:

Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is one of the most effective and comfortable options for treating sleep apnoea. Oral appliances are worn during sleep and help keep the airways open by supporting the jaw in a slightly forward position.

At Dental Sleep Professionals, our team provides a highly effective oral appliance therapy treatment called the mandibular advancement splint. This treatment works like a mouth guard for sleep apnoea, minimising snoring by keeping your airway open.

CPAP Therapy

CPAP therapy stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy. It is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. During CPAP therapy, a machine delivers a constant flow of air through a mask worn over the nose or nose and mouth while sleeping. This air pressure helps keep the airway open, preventing pauses in breathing and improving sleep quality. CPAP therapy is often effective in reducing snoring and alleviating symptoms of sleep apnoea. Whilst considered the gold standard of therapy for severe sleep apnoea, many patients cannot tolerate it.

At Dental Sleep Professionals we specialise in treating patients who are not able to tolerate CPAP therapy. We treat many such patients in our clinic with the mandibular advancement splint.

Sleep Position

Simply changing your sleep position can improve your snoring or sleep apnoea symptoms. This is known as positional sleep apnoea, where sleeping on your back contributes to symptoms of sleep apnoea. Sleeping on your side every night can help improve your snoring or sleep apnoea.

Lifestyle Changes

Losing weight is commonly recommended by sleep physicians to those who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnoea. Weight loss can be useful for improving or eliminating sleep apnoea; however, this option is usually recommended in conjunction with other treatment options.

Surgery

Surgery is usually the last resort for those suffering from snoring or sleep apnoea. The post-operation recovery may cause severe pain as the surgery may involve significant surgery in the jaw and soft tissues in the throat.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment option based on individual needs and preferences. Prioritising sleep apnoea treatment can greatly improve sleep quality and overall health.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Specialists

At Dental Sleep Professionals, our team has decades of experience helping people treat their snoring or sleep apnoea and improving their health and quality of life. Using safe and effective treatments, our team provides customised sleep apnoea and snoring solutions to help you live better.

Our team is trusted by medical doctors and other specialists, as many of our patients are referred to us by medical specialists. While many patients obtain a referral to see us, you can also make an appointment directly to discuss your concerns and possible treatments.
We have effective and comfortable snoring and sleep apnoea treatments, such as the mandibular advancement splint. Our snoring mouth guards are clinically proven in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

If you’re looking to sleep and live better, get in touch with our team at 02 9477 7128 (NSW) / 07 3477 9490 (QLD) to learn more about our effective and custom-fitting sleep apnoea and snoring solutions.

Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Naturally with Dental Sleep Professionals