Snorer’s are most at risk of Sleep Apnoea
The narrowing of the airways – where the flow of air through the throat becomes restricted – produces the sound known as ‘snoring’. Not all snorers have sleep apnoea, but also all sleep apnoea sufferer’s don’t snore. The anti-snoring and anti-sleep apnoea device is worn while you’re asleep, to prevent your jaw and tongue from dropping into the back of your throat and restricting your airway treating both conditions.
At Dental On Park 3 simple appointments are required:
- We fit you for your at home Sleep Study at a cost of $350.
- Results get analysed and if sleep apnoea is indicated, we consult with a sleep physician to confirm the sleep apnoea diagnosis.
- We discuss your treatment options depending on your individual circumstances and either organise a sleep apnoea device for you, or send you to someone who will.
Sleep Apnoea itself can have many effects on your overall health.
It can be categorised as mild, moderate or severe. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea devices are best used to treat moderate sleep apnoea cases, or snoring. Severe cases are best treated with a CPAP machine and with other lifestyle factors. If you haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnoea but suspect you may be suffering from the condition, we’ll need to organise a sleep study to diagnose your condition before we make you the appliance. We will arrange this to be done in the privacy of your own home, after which a sleep physician is consulted to collaborate the data and advice the best course of treatment.
Generally, people who suffer from sleep apnoea will wake up several times throughout the night and will feel unusually tired in the mornings. They will also feel tired throughout the day.
Sleep Apnoea restricts the flow of air throughout sleep reducing the amount of oxygen that is carried to your muscles. In the long term, this decrease in your blood oxygen levels can have serious consequences to your overall health and well being. Once treated most people feel less tired and more energetic – which in itself is a good reason to take it seriously and have it treated. If you used to use a CPAP machine but got tired of using it, then the mouthguard is for you. It is a more cost effective treatment method than the sleep apnoea CPAP machine and in our opinion much more comfortable for you and your partner, as you’re free to move around and not bound to a machine that restricts your range of movement with no loud noise to get used to.