Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

What is Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is one of the most common sleep disorders in the world. It can affect children and adults and people of both sexes, although it is more common in men over 35.

People with untreated sleep apnoea snort or stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night.

Troubles of Sleep Apnoea

Typical symptoms include the following:

  • Heavy snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty or inability in sleep
  • Irritability

Sleep apnoea can also be responsible for job impairment, work-related accidents and motor vehicle crashes, as well as underachievement in school in children and adolescents.

Sleep Apnoea
Sleep Apnoea

Complications of Sleep Apnoea

If not treated, sleep apnoea can cause multiple health problems, including

  • High blood pressure,
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke,
  • Heart attacks,
  • Early death

Management of Sleep Apnoea

A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device is often prescribed as the first-line therapy for those with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

However, only a minority of patients are able to wear if effectively.

Patients complain of mask discomfort, nasal congestion, and nose and throat dryness when using CPAP. Others find the device to be too constrictive and cumbersome, particularly when traveling. Unfortunately, these complaints sometimes lead to inconsistent use, or discontinuation of treatment.

Sleep Apnoea
Sleep Apnoea

Management of Sleep Apnoea

Oral Appliances:

These are dentist-designed appliances and are effective, easy to use, easy to transport, quiet, comfortable, non-invasive, and less obtrusive!

Oral appliances reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, reduction in blood pressure, improved sleep quality, better quality of life

A trained specialist like Dr. Denzil can help you determine if an oral appliance is the right type of sleep apnoea treatment for you, and help you select the correct device for your needs.

Benefits of Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Dr. Denzil wants you to feel great, even if you’ve gotten used to the daily headaches or dozing off at work.

We offer convenient treatment options that are simple to use and to wear. Finding the treatment that works best for you can improve your sleep quality, reduce sleep apnoea symptoms and even improve your mood, as you’ll wake more refreshed the next day.

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