Are you tired of snoring? At Precise Dental Surgery we may have your answer!
At Precise Dental Surgery we are committed to your dental health and overall wellbeing, which includes helping provide you with a good nights’ sleep. From our Beaumont Hills, Edgecliff and Kellyville Plaza locations we provide a number of treatments to help you capture a sound night’s sleep, as well as correcting the concerns that can occur as a result of sleep apnoea.
Snoring affects many people in Australia, not to mention their partners and families. There are several factors that could contribute to, or be the cause of your snoring:
- A narrow airway
- Weight gain or a large neck – this puts pressure on your airway passage
- Alcohol – relaxes the soft tissues in your airway
- Age – muscle tone decreases as you get older
- Sleep posture – sleeping on your back encourages the muscles at the back of your throat to relax
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – of which snoring is a symptom
Snoring itself is not a major issue, however loud snoring can be a sign of a more serious issue. If you or your partner suffers from particularly loud snoring, as well as waking up feeling ill-rested or fatigued, then you may have a condition called obstructive sleep apnoea.
What is obstructive sleep apnoea?
Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax and fall, obstructing the airway and causing a reverberation as air passes through. In the event that this occurs breathing can become so difficult that the sufferer stops breathing in their sleep, causing them to eventually awaken when the brain detects a lack of oxygen. Some obstructive sleep apnoea sufferers have hundreds of these episodes a night, often without even remembering them.
Treating snoring and sleep apnoea…
At Precise Dental Surgery we are committed to your dental wellbeing. In order to address sleep apnoea we offer a range of treatments, such as employing the use of snoring appliances like SomnoMed to ensure you and your partner get a proper nights’ sleep.
Somnomed utilises a three step anti-snoring system which gently shifts your lower jaw forward to help tighten the muscles in your airway – allowing the easy passage of air and helping to curb the sound of snoring. This snoring appliance is comfortable and custom made to fit seamlessly in your mouth.
If you believe you may have sleep apnoea then please do not hesitate to contact our team today for a consultation. During this consultation we can assess your symptoms and suggest the most appropriate method of treatment.