Snorer’s are most at risk of sleep apnoea
The narrowing of the airways (where the flow of air through the throat becomes restricted) causes snoring. Not all snorers have sleep apnoea, and all sleep apnoea sufferer’s don’t snore – however there is a high correlation. The anti-snoring and anti-sleep apnoea guard is worn while you sleep, to prevent your jaw and tongue from dropping back into your throat and restricting your airway. At Dental On 3 simple appointments are required:
- We fit you for your at home Sleep Study at a cost of $350.
- Results get analysed and if indicated, we consult with a sleep physician to confirm the diagnosis.
- We discuss your treatment options depending on your individual circumstances and either organise a guard for you, or send you to someone who will help treat the condition.
Sleep Apnoea itself can have many effects on your overall health.
It can be categorised as mild, moderate or severe. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea guards are best used to treat moderate sleep apnoea or snoring. Severe cases are best treated with a CPAP machine and with other lifestyle factors. If you haven’t been diagnosed but suspect you may be suffering from the condition, we organise a sleep study to diagnose you 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 advise the best course of treatment.
People who suffer from it will wake up several times throughout the night and will feel unusually tired in the mornings and throughout the day.
The restriction of the flow of air reduces the amount of oxygen that is carried to your muscles. Long term, this decrease in blood oxygen levels has serious consequences to your overall health. If you used to use a CPAP machine but got tired of using it, then this guard is for you. It’s a cost effective treatment method and in our opinion, more comfortable than CPAP for you and your partner. You’re free to move around and not bound to a machine that restricts your range of movement and has no loud noise.