Effective Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment in Sydney

Sleep apnoea is a breathing disorder that causes the upper airways of the respiratory system to become narrow or blocked. It occurs while a person is asleep because the muscles of the body relax and the soft tissue at the back of the throat hangs low and obstructs airflow. If you or a loved one are living with sleep apnoea, contact WiSE Dental today to speak with our team of sleep disorder specialists.

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea

Individuals living with sleep apnoea are able to breathe normally until they fall asleep and their airways close. When the body senses the airways closing, it involuntarily causes the person to wake up momentarily in order to gasp and restore oxygen supply. A single individual may experience hundreds of apnoea episodes a night during which they fall asleep and awaken without even remembering them. More often than not, the partners of sleep apnoea patients notice symptoms, which include:

  • Very loud snoring
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Frequent tiredness in the morning
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Poor cognitive function
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased libido

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, WiSE Dental recommends contacting a sleep clinic immediately. Sleep apnoea is known to be a contributing factor in a number of health related conditions such as pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, increased motor vehicle accidents and mortality.

Mandibular Advancement Splint

Dentists worldwide agree that one of the best ways to stop snoring is with the use of a custom made Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAD). The MAD is a small dental device that looks a bit like a retainer or mouth guard and covers the teeth while you sleep. However, unlike a dental mouthguard, it is specially designed to move the lower jaw forward just a little bit, along with the tongue so that the soft tissue at the back of the throat and tongue does not collapse into the airway. At WiSE Dental, each Mandibular Advancement Splint is custom made to fit a patient’s mouth perfectly so that they get the help they need.

The advantages of wearing a MAD are:

  • It is safe to wear while you are asleep
  • Highly effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Custom fitted for optimal comfort
  • Your MAD can be adjusted if required, which saves you money on costly replacements
  • Pain free and non invasive treatment for snoring
  • Easy to carry and discreet

Stop Snoring With High Quality Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Sleep apnoea is a breathing condition that can lead to a number of serious health problems. Here at WiSE Dental, we are committed to providing patients with long term treatment plans and research backed information to help them manage sleep apnoea successfully. For help with snoring and sleep apnoea in the Sydney area, please call Wise Dental at (02) 9119 7963 or contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.

For help on sleep apnoea and snoring in the Sydney area, please call Wise Dental at (02) 9216 7676 or email us to schedule an appointment at our office in Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.