Sleep apnoea is a serious sleep condition. For the sufferer, it means stopping breathing several times during the night. Without treatment, this condition may lead to hypertension, heart attack and even a stroke.
Symptoms of sleep apnoea include:
- Sleep disturbances
- Daytime sleepiness
- Mood changes
- Racing heart
- Dry mouth or throat
Sleep Apnoea Treatments Near Me
Therapies for sleep apnoea include oral appliances, often custom-designed by a dentist, and the CPAP machine.
Oral appliances are worn in the mouth. They fit around the teeth and gently keep the airway open at the back of the mouth. This treatment may be ideal for mild to moderate sleep apnoea—or for those who have difficulty adjusting to the CPAP machine or want to travel without hauling the cumbersome device.
The CPAP machine is a machine that delivers continuous air through a mask. This air may help prevent airway collapse during sleep.
Oral appliance therapy can be used with your CPAP machine or alone, depending on your level or type of sleep apnoea.
These therapies will not cure sleep apnoea, but they may help improve sleep and the dangerous symptoms associated with this condition.
In some cases, surgery and weight loss can relieve or eliminate sleep apnoea, but surgery is typically a last resort.
Sleep Apnoea Treatment with Your Dentist in Tamworth
Your dentist near me works with SomnoMed® to fabricate an oral appliance for your sleep apnoea. This device gently moves the lower jaw forward to prevent nighttime airway collapse, and it allows for safer and easier breathing.
At Oasis Smiles Dental, your safety and well-being are always a top priority.
Are You Ready for Safe and Restful Sleep?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnoea or suspect you have the condition, we encourage you to reach out to a team member to arrange a consultation. We are also here to answer any questions you might have.