Sleep Apnoea & Snoring
These, along with tiredness and stress are some of many symptoms that coincide as a result of sleep apnoea.
If sleep apnoea and snoring are affecting your quality of sleep and daily life here’s a few reasons to call us.
Why choose us?
If you would like more information or to discuss what options are available to you call First Choice Dental.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
When a sleeping person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds, they have “apnoea.” OSAS, or obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, is one type of sleep apnoea.
Lack of adequate breath during sleep reduces airflow, causing the brain to tell the body to wake up and breathe. In some cases, sleep
apnoea patients only move into a lighter stage of sleep, while other times, patients wake completely.
Sleep apnoea has a close association to snoring. The airway relaxes too much during sleep and vibrates, creating noise and causing an obstruction when air passes in and out.
What’s the Problem?
Disrupted deep sleep can affect a person’s mood, health, and cause daytime sleepiness. The added stress and fatigue can cause lack of concentration and loss of memory. This can lead to accidents in the workplace or while driving. Other health risks include high blood pressure and heart problems, and even a risk of premature death. The sleep apnoea patient’s snores can disturb a sleeping partner’s rest, too.
Non-Surgical Sleep Apnoea Therapies
Mandibular Advancement Splint works by repositioning the tongue or mandible (lower jawbone). A Swedish study showed that MAS is actually more effective than surgical therapies. The same study stated that adverse health effects were rare.
According to experts, sleep apnoea is an under-diagnosed condition, and more men than women suffer.
If your sleeping partner says you snore or stop breathing while asleep, or if you experience daytime sleepiness, contact us for a consultation.
We will work closely with your sleep physician to achieve the best outcome.
It’s just another way your dentist can help you smile.
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