Sleep Apnoea and Snoring at Adelaide Dental Spa
Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Does your snoring bother your partner or other people in your home? If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea or are CPAP intolerant, a custom oral sleep appliance may be the best treatment for your situation.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common type of sleep disturbance that happens when your oxygen supply is cut off. Some people stop breathing for as long as 10 seconds or more. It occurs when there is an obstruction in the airway, sealing off the throat and preventing oxygen intake.
Having sleep apnoea can increase your risk of:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Automobile accidents (due to daytime fatigue)
If you wake up in the morning with a headache or already feeling tired, ask your sleep partner if they notice that you snore or gasp for breath throughout the night.