Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a serious medical condition that can lead to life-threatening health conditions
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is caused by your tongue falling to the back of your throat during sleep, causing your airway to be obstructed, and forcing you to gasp for air.
This constant cycle of airway obstruction leads to a deterioration of your body, which can affect your heart and brain.
The latest evidence links snoring and sleep apnoea with:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- An increased risk of stroke and sudden death
- Cardiovascular disease
Do you ever say, ‘I even woke myself up with my snoring’? That’s a sign that you need treatment, now. You didn’t wake up because you were snoring, you woke up because you stopped breathing.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea has many known symptoms including:
- Excessive fatigue, tiredness and daytime sleepiness
- A compromised immune system
- Intermittent snoring
- Gasping or choking during the night
- Fragmented light sleep
- Tossing and turning
- Poor memory
- Irritability and a ‘short fuse’
- High blood pressure
- Teeth grinding
- Bed wetting (in children)
- Decreased sexual drive
Aside from the medical health conditions, excessive daytime fatigue can cause life-threatening workplace or car accidents.
At Dental Sleep Professionals, we provide a treatment called a Mandibular Advancement Splint. It’s a fitted mouthguard between your teeth, which helps to keep your airway unobstructed so that snoring is minimised.
What is the process for getting a Mandibular Advancement splint (MAS)?
We’ll first diagnose your sleep apnoea, either by conducting an in-house sleep study or by referring you to a sleep clinic. The sleep study will show the severity of your snoring and whether you have sleep apnoea. (Over 10% of regular snorers have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea to a significant degree.)
Following your sleep study, you will attend a consultation with Dr Joachim who will review your dental status to assess your suitability for MAS therapy. During this process we take moulds of your mouth (don’t worry, it’s completely painless!). We then go through the meticulous and comprehensive process of getting your Mandibular Advancement Splint made. We’ll fit you with your MAS within 2-4 weeks of the moulds being taken.
Be treated by the foremost Australian sleep dentist
Dr Joachim Ngiam is a multi-award-winning dental sleep practitioner who lectures locally and internationally about the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Additionally, his research has featured in the Sleep Review, a journal for sleep specialists in the USA.
With over two decades of experience, Dr Joachim Ngiam is an experienced dental sleep technician who specialises in snoring solutions and sleep apnoea treatment in these locations: in NSW (Hornsby, Gosford, Darlinghurst, Miranda, Parramatta, Penrith and Charlestown), and in Queensland (Benowa, Auchenflower and Cleveland)
Sleep apnoea is a serious medical condition that can lead to life threatening health problems. Contact us today and live well for the future.