Do you still feel groggy even after a full night’s rest? Does your snoring disrupt the peace in your bedroom? Well, guess what? You might just be dealing with sleep apnoea!
What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. It causes brief interruptions in your breathing, lasting up to 10 seconds each time. Imagine that! Your brain kicks into action, jolting you awake to resume breathing and eliminate that excess carbon dioxide. On average, these episodes can happen anywhere between five to thirty times every hour. Talk about a restless night!
Symptoms of sleep apnoea
Apnoea aptly means ‘no breath’ and is no joke. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the most prevalent type, wreaks havoc on your sleep and oxygen levels. If you find yourself grappling with daytime sleepiness, constant fatigue, trouble focusing, morning headaches, irritability, or even difficulty staying asleep, it’s high time you seek help.
Should you get treated?
Undoubtedly, the quality of your sleep impacts your overall well-being. When sleep apnea is left untreated, it can cause health complications. Thankfully, there is help!
Steps to get help
First things first, consult with a medical sleep specialist who can evaluate your unique situation, as not all sleep issues are the same. Dr Bond can assess your condition and assist in your referral to a sleep specialist if needed.
Dental Sleep Apnoea Centre at Tindale Dental
At our dental clinic in Penrith, we have a Dental Sleep Apnoea centre. Dr. Emma Bond, one of our dentists, possesses a special interest (and education) in helping patients conquer the effects of sleep apnea.
When it comes to treatment options for snoring and/or sleep apnoea we’ve got you covered. Lifestyle changes, surgery, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, or a custom-fitted dental device may be the answer for you. We’ll tailor a solution that helps you bid farewell to restless nights so you can feel refreshed when you wake up.
Contact Tindale Dental Centre to have Dr. Bond assess your sleep issues.