Effective Snoring Treatment in Kingston

Most people think of dental care in terms of oral hygiene and cosmetics. While these are two of the most common applications,  they aren’t the only ones. In fact, proper dental care can impact your overall health. And interestingly, dentistry can even improve a person’s sleep health.

For many, snoring is simply an annoying habit. For some, it represents a symptom of a more serious issue-like sleep apnoea. 

Do you snore? Do you wake up in the morning tired? You are not alone! 1 in 5 Australian adults snore and this can be a symptom of the serious medical condition Sleep Apnoea. Studies have shown 75% of people who snore have sleep apnoea. We can offer you front line care for snoring, mild to moderate sleep apnoea and can also assist with the treatment of more severe cases all by constructing a custom made dental sleep appliance. A sleep appliance will insure your airway does not become obstructed during the night and have been proven 95% effective for treating snoring and 80% effective for mild to moderate sleep apnoea. Talk to us today about how you could be getting a better night sleep with a dental sleep appliance.

How does sleep apnoea occur?

Sleep apnoea is caused by the airways collapsing throughout the night and is often linked with snoring and other symptoms. The collapsed airways can make the loose soft tissues in your throat to vibrate, producing the sound we recognise as snoring. However, snoring can often be a sign of the more serious condition, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). As the muscles of the throat and tongue relax, the blockage of the airway causes temporary pauses to your breathing and results in less oxygen reaching the brain.
As the restriction on your throat results in an insufficient flow of oxygen to the brain, your brain will force your body to spasm and momentarily wake up before resuming a normal breathing pattern. This process can take place numerous times throughout the night, without you even realising. Because you have had an inconsistent rest and interrupted sleeping patterns, during the hours of the day you’ll likely feel sleepy and even agitated.

What happens if you leave it?

Untreated sleep apnoea can lead to serious health concerns such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems and other systemic issues. Common symptoms of sleep apnoea include snoring, waking up feeling thirsty or dehydrated, or a constant feeling of fatigue.
At Precision Dental Care@Kingston, we can examine you and get you on the road to a better health and a better night’s sleep. We may be able to provide a solution to this problem with our anti-snoring appliance which helps to maintain a clear airway. As a result, restful and undisturbed sleep can be maintained.
It is also recommended that other physicians such as your GP and sleep specialists are involved in this to achieve the most appropriate solution for you.

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