Snoring can affect anyone and most of us will snore from time to time. However, if you or your sleeping partner snores habitually then this habit can be extremely disruptive. Snoring is a cause for concern if breathing is interrupted for a few seconds and where sufferers normally restart breathing with a loud grasp or snort. This can be caused by a condition called sleep apnoea. Often people with this condition will feel persistently tired as sleep apnoea prevents deep, restive REM sleep. Sleep apnoea can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other medical problems Whether you just want to have relief from snoring or if you believe you have sleep apnea contact us here at Redcliffe dental because we can help.
Often sleep apnoea and snoring can be treated with a comfortable, custom-made oral appliance. This is designed to hold the lower jaw slightly forward, holding the airway open during sleep and preventing the tongue from falling backwards. An oral appliance is a scientifically proven effective method for the management of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea, allowing you and those closest to you to get a truly restful night’s sleep.
Oral appliance therapy may not be suitable for every case and results vary from individual to individual. We recommend you have a sleep study done with an appropriately qualified sleep physician or centre prior to commencing oral appliance therapy.