Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Sleeping disorders like snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea affect you and everyone else in your home. If you wake up tired in the morning or have been told that you gasp for breath while you sleep, you could have a form of sleep apnoea.

Talking to your GP and having a sleep study conducted can help rule out any serious medical problems. It can also tell you if you have sleep apnoea and the severity of your snoring. If you’re one of the people who is CPAP intolerant or needs help controlling your snoring, an oral sleep appliance might be the best solution.

SomnoMed® Oral Sleep Appliances

Oral sleep appliances like SomnoMed position your jaw in a way that it naturally enlarges the airway at the back of your mouth. By gently guiding your jaw forwards, it prevents your tongue and soft tissues from sealing off your upper airway. As a result, your oxygen intake isn’t restricted.

SomnoMed is quite effective for improving sleep quality, reducing snoring and managing oral sleep apnoea symptoms. The high success rate makes this appliance a great alternative for people who don’t want or can’t use a CPAP machine.

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SomnoMed® Oral Sleep Appliances

Oral sleep appliances like SomnoMed position your jaw in a way that it naturally enlarges the airway at the back of your mouth. By gently guiding your jaw forwards, it prevents your tongue and soft tissues from sealing off your upper airway. As a result, your oxygen intake isn’t restricted.

SomnoMed is quite effective for improving sleep quality, reducing snoring and managing oral sleep apnoea symptoms. The high success rate makes this appliance a great alternative for people who don’t want or can’t use a CPAP machine.

Benefits of SomnoMed Sleep Devices

  • Effective
  • Discreet
  • Quiet
  • Easy to travel with

Most people see results during the first night’s use.

Having a sleeping disorder is more serious than most people realise. If your body and brain are deprived of oxygen while you sleep, your risk of cardiovascular disease is significantly increased. So, if heart attacks, high blood pressure or strokes run in your family, failing to treat your sleep apnoea could put you at risk of a cardiovascular incident.

Sleeping disorders also raise the chances of complications related to diabetes, obesity, depression and automobile accidents (because of the fatigue it causes). You depend on good, quality sleep more than you may realise!

The most common signs of a sleeping disorder usually include snoring and chronic fatigue. But you also need to be aware of warning signs like flat, worn teeth or a large neck circumference. If you have high blood pressure or wake up with a headache in the mornings, there’s a good chance that there’s something else going on.

During your dental exam, we’ll evaluate your jaw anatomy and muscle tone around your mouth. Since people tend to clench and grind when they’re experiencing oxygen deprivation, there are tell-tale signs we want to be on the lookout for.

At Whites Dental Care, to make sure your sleep appliance or snore guard works properly, we’ll take an impression of your teeth and fit the prosthesis to your mouth. The custom mould ensures the best (and most comfortable) fit.

From there, we can make minor adjustments to the way the upper and lower portions fit together, fine-tuning the overall fit of the device.

GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

Better sleep is just a dentist appointment away. Speak to us today about our oral appliance solutions.

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