Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea is a sleeping disorder that is commonly taken very lightly by many. In fact, most people are unaware that they suffer from such a condition. When you sleep your tongue muscles are relaxed and so the tongue falls backward and obstructs your breathing pattern thereby leading to heavy snoring or cessation of breathing for a brief period of up to 10 seconds. The next morning you may just wake up with a headache, furthermore, throughout the day you may feel drowsy. Sleep Apnoea in its severe form can occur up to thirty times in an hour. Hence, one needs to obtain professional help to rectify this sleep disorder. Who better than the best dentist in North Sydney to consult with! The dental experts at KB Village will work with a sleep physician to study your sleeping patterns and may offer you solutions like the Mandibular Advancement Splint, an appliance that helps push forward your lower jaw and tongue so as to not disrupt your sleep pattern. This treatment is popularly known as the SomnoDent treatment.

At KB Village Dental, we help alleviate life threatening sleep breathing disorders- including Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

A potentially life-threatening sleep disorder, Sleep Apnoea is characterized by the cessation of breathing during sleep. Lasting from several seconds to minutes, Sleep Apnoea can occur more than thirty times every hour.

Common signs of obstructive sleep apnoea include snoring, cruel early morning headaches, drowsiness during the daytime, and insomnia. Fortunately, in some circumstances, dentists are equipped to treat Sleep Apnoea.

Dr Evan works closely with specialist medical physicians to diagnose the types of Sleep Apnoea patients may be suffering. In this capacity, the specialist will rate the severity of the condition so the correct treatment can offered. Depending on the diagnosis and on patient tolerance, a breathing machine may be required, but at times an easy to use oral appliance can be fitted by Dr Evan to correct the condition.

SomnoDent is a custom-made oral appliance that is worn at night by patients who are diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnoea. SomnoDent consists of separate upper and lower plates which are worn together.

This appliance is also referred to as a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) because it works by holding the lower jaw and tongue forward when lying down to help ensure that airways remain open. Allowing you (and your partner) to get a good night’s rest.

A woman in bed covering her ears while sleeping next to a snoring man
Side effects from sleep apnea diagram

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