Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea is a sleeping disorder commonly taken very lightly by many. Most people are unaware that they suffer from such a condition. When you sleep, your tongue muscles are relaxed, so the tongue falls backward and obstructs your breathing pattern, leading to heavy snoring or cessation of breathing for a brief period of up to 10 seconds. The following day, you may wake up with a headache and feel drowsy throughout the day. 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 solutions like the Mandibular Advancement Splint, an appliance that helps push forward your lower jaw and tongue so as not to 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 be offered. Depending on the diagnosis and patient tolerance, a breathing machine may be required. Still, at times, Dr. Evan can use an easy-to-use oral appliance to correct the condition.

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

This appliance is also called a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) because it holds the lower jaw and tongue forward when lying down to help ensure that airways remain open – allowing you (and your partner) a good night’s rest.

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

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