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Sleep Apnoea in Dandenong

man sleeping with open mouth and woman covering her ears with a pillowWhile keeping your teeth healthy is the main focus of our practice, our services go beyond that and into making sure you’re able to live a healthy, happy life. Sleep apnoea is a common disorder that many suffer from. Instead of turning to a loud CPAP machine or seeking surgical intervention, we’re happy to offer custom fit oral appliances right here in the practice.

Unsure if you suffer from sleep apnoea? Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Interrupted sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Feeling tired
  • Cloudy or foggy mind

What is Sleep Apnoea?

This disorder occurs while sleeping. The airway can become blocked, which leads to an interruption in breathing. Suddenly, your body sends out a rush of adrenaline to breathe again. At this time, loud snoring can happen as well as gasping, which may result in you waking yourself or your partner. For mild sufferers, this can happen sporadically. However, in severe cases, it may happen more than 20 times each night. It’s easy to see how that would lead to a tired, groggy feeling the next morning!

Some risk factors of this condition include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive issues
  • Depression
  • And more

What Can Be Done?

We’re happy to offer non-invasive solutions for sleep apnoea. While serious cases of the disorder may require use of a breathing machine known as a CPAP, mild to moderate cases of sleep apnoea may be helped with a custom fit oral appliance. When wearing an oral appliance during sleep, it’s designed to shift your jaw forward so that your airway stays open.

The appliance is much like a retainer, and is comfortable and fit specifically to your mouth.

FAQ

How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

If you’re dealing with headaches, a sore jaw, chipped teeth or sensitive teeth you may have a sleep disorder.

Is snoring a symptom of sleep apnoea?

Yes, it can be. Snoring can however occur on its own and not necessarily be indicative of sleep apnoea. Likewise, snoring may be absent in a person dealing with sleep apnoea.

How long does it take for an oral appliance to start working?

The good news is that with an oral appliance, you can start treatment immediately after it’s properly fitted. It’s possible that you may need to return to the practice if any irritation occurs, but most patients find that it begins working immediately to help combat their sleep troubles.

Learn More Today

Interested in finding out if an oral appliance is right for you to help manage severe snoring and sleep apnoea? We’re here for you. Contact our team today to learn more about your options and book an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you into our care.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Sleep Apnoea Dandenong, Keysborough, Noble Park, VIC | (03) 8578 6000