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Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Woman holding pillow over ears while man snoresDid you know that one in every four Australians is at risk of developing sleep apnoea?

Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when your throat is either partially or completely blocked while you are asleep. Your breathing may stop for some time, and you’ll then briefly wake. Episodes can happen several times a night, with most sufferers unaware that it’s occurring. Often, you may only start to suspect you have sleep apnoea if your spouse tells you about loud, interrupted snoring.

At Kinross Drive Dental, we screen people for sleep apnoea, can coordinate your care with your other practitioners and supply dental appliances to address your sleep apnoea.

Treatment at Kinross Drive Dental

You’ll be able to sleep easier once you’ve had your sleep apnoea evaluated by our professionals. Mild cases can be treated with simple solutions like sleeping on your side, losing weight or reducing alcohol consumption. More serious cases, however, can benefit from having a dental appliance custom-created. This appliance moves the lower jaw forward, which allows for oxygen to move through your airways as it should while you sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is at risk for sleep apnoea?

It can affect anyone, but sleep apnoea tends to be more common in those middle-aged and older who snore, are above a healthy weight and have family members with sleep apnoea. If you have a narrow throat or nasal passage or have a child with enlarged tonsils or adenoids, there is also an increased risk.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnoea?

There are many signs that you’ll want to pay close attention to, as they may be symptoms of sleep apnoea:

  • Snoring
  • Tossing and turning
  • Waking up choking or gasping
  • A feeling of fatigue after waking

Is there danger involved in sleep apnoea?

If left untreated, you won’t just be tired during the day. There is evidence that those with sleep apnoea that isn’t addressed are more likely to have cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, poor memory, depression, headaches, impotence and a lack of interest in sex. Furthermore, your fatigue can lead to workplace and motor vehicle accidents.

Want to Learn More?

Contact us today to discuss sleep apnoea treatment Kinross or to schedule your evaluation at Kinross Drive Dental! We accept health funds and process rebates on the day with HICAPS.

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Sleep Apnoea Treatment Kinross, Burns Beach, Currambine, Iluka WA | (08) 6201 6555