Most people think that snoring is just something that some people do and it’s no more than a harmless annoyance we have to deal with. However, snoring can be a sign of sleep apnoea, a disorder that causes you to periodically stop breathing through the night.
Whether you’re worried about sleep apnea or you just want to stop snoring, EDentist Dandenong can help.
Many chronic snorers actually suffer from sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) sufferers snore when the throat muscles collapse, restricting the airway between the lungs and the mouth. When this happens, you stop breathing sporadically through the night. Common symptoms of sleep apnoea include loud snoring, persistent dry or sore throat, feeling lethargic throughout the day, waking up from choking or gagging, headaches in the morning, head, neck, or jaw pain, feeling drowsy while driving, decreased libido, and insomnia.
People with severe sleep apnoea are more likely to get into motor vehicle accidents due to lethargy and diminished attention and alertness. If you are experiencing any variety of these symptoms, come see the professionals at EDentist Dandenong to discuss your treatment options.
While sleeping on your side can open up your airway if you suffer from mild sleep apnoea, those with more severe cases will need professional help. Untreated sleep apnoea may lead to dangerous health issues like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, or even stroke. Many physicians prescribe a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to wear during sleep and keep the airway open, but this isn’t the only treatment option.
At EDentist Dandenong, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can diagnose your sleeping issue and treat it with comfortable oral appliances that keep your jaw in a position to maintain an open airway during sleep. If you struggle with sleep, we can help.
When you come to EDentist Dandenong for treatment for snoring or sleep apnoea, you’ll consult with one of our dentists with training to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea.
After your diagnosis, we’ll provide a quote and answer any questions before proceeding with treatment. You can expect the following process for diagnosing sleep apnoea.
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