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Preventative Dentistry Sydney

Snoring/Sleep Apnoea

Do You Suffer from Poor Quality Sleep or is your partner always complaining about your Snoring?

You may be suffering from a combination of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA is a serious condition in which breathing abruptly stops and starts during sleep. This can result in feeling tired and not rested well despite an entire night of sleep. This can have a serious effect on your mental and physical health.

As your sleep pattern is being disrupted can cause daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration and increased risk of accidents. Sleep deprivation can cause moodiness and lead to depression. It can also lead to other serious physical health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, liver problems and weight gain.

 

Oral Appliances: Somnomed

We are able to refer you to a sleep specialist to conduct a sleep study. If your sleep apnoea is not of a severe diagnosis, you may be a good candidate to have an oral appliance made which can help to support your airways to stay open and prevent them from becoming blocked when you are asleep. We can take digital impressions and send them to a specialist Somnomed Lab to make a special mouthguard which can help you breathe more steadily when you are asleep.