Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Snoring

Did you know? In the adult population approximately 20% of people will snore at some stage in their lifetime.

We can arrange for the assessment of a suspected sleep disorder and can assess and advise you on the construction of an oral appliance that will best suit your needs.

Snoring itself, apart from the social problems is not a cause for medical concern. In some cases snoring can be the warning sign of a more serious underlying problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea occurs when the airway collapses during sleep which interrupts breathing.

This condition and other sleep breathing disorders have been shown to be linked to more serious health related concerns.

These problems include high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. Similarly the effects of sleep disturbance can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, which has been shown to markedly increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents along with home and work related injuries.

Speak to your doctor about a Sleep Apnoea Test.

Anti-snoring & Sleep Apnoea Devices

Do you grind your teeth?

If you think you grind your teeth, mention it at your next dental visit. Your dentist will look at your teeth and talk about possible treatment options that may include; restoring tooth damage, fixing fillings that are too high or creating a bite splint for you to wear at night.

A bite splint (otherwise known as an Occlusal Splint) is a removable dental appliance that is molded to fit the upper arch of your teeth. Wearing a splint at night prevents the upper and lower teeth from making contact.

A perfect fit is created from an impression taken of your teeth. It is worn at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure transferred to the teeth. It offers relief for the muscles of the jaw and protection of the teeth from wear and breakage. Wearing a splint may take a little while to get used to, but it should feel completely comfortable within a few nights.