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Sleep Apnoea Treatment in Manningham

Sleep apnoea ManninghamSnoring. Tossing and turning in bed. Waking up choking or gasping for air. Feeling tired and unrefreshed in the morning. These are some of the symptoms of sleep apnoea, a serious sleep disorder that can have devastating consequences if left untreated. One in every four Australians is at risk of developing sleep apnoea.

What Does the Sufferer Experience?

Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when the throat is partially or completely blocked during sleep. A person may stop breathing for some time and then will awaken briefly. Episodes can occur multiple times a night, with most sufferers unaware that it’s happening. Individuals with sleep apnoea often find out from their spouse or partner that they are snoring loudly.

Are You at Risk?

Though sleep apnoea can affect anyone, it tends to be more common in those who are middle-aged and older who snore. Being overweight also can increase your risk. If you have a narrow throat or nasal passage or have a child with enlarged tonsils or adenoids, there is also an increased risk.

If left untreated, sleep apnoea can have serious consequences. These include

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Impotence
  • Poor memory

Additionally, being chronically fatigued can lead to workplace and motor vehicle accidents.

How We Address Sleep Apnoea

If you suspect you have sleep apnoea, we can screen you and coordinate your care with your other healthcare practitioners. If you have a mild case, there are some things you can do to help resolve your sleep apnoea. These include losing weight, reducing alcohol consumption and sleeping on your side.

For more serious cases, however, we can custom-create a SomnoMed dental appliance that moves the lower jaw forward. This movement permits oxygen to move through your airways as it should while you sleep.

Sleep apnoea can lead to serious conditions if not addressed. If you suspect you have this sleep disorder, we encourage you to contact our practice today to book a consultation.

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Sleep Apnoea Treatment Manningham, Templestowe Lower, Bulleen VIC | (03) 8850 0678