Snoring / OSA

Snoring may be a symptom of Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common condition. Apnoea means absence of breath and an obstructive apnoea episode is defined as the absence of airflow for at least 10 seconds. Most people don’t know they have it.

Causes of OSA:

  • alcohol
  • illnesses (goiter)
  • enlarged tonsils
  • medications
  • nasal congestion/obstruction
  • facial bone shape
  • obesity

 

Treatment:

  • weight loss
  • side sleeping
  • treatment of nasal congestion
  • avoid alcohol before bedtime
  • a dental appliance
  • surgery

A Dental appliance can be used to treat mild and moderate sleep apnoea and snoring.

Here at Paul Beath Dental we make custom Somnomed night mouth guards. The guard gently moves your lower jaw and tongue forward to prevent snoring, open the airway and increase oxygen for those suffering OSA.

If you or your loved one is making noise at night phone us on 02 4962 6300 or direct book online.

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