Tiring of Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea is a common condition that involves disturbed sleep as a result of disruptions to breathing. Apnoea meaning the absence of breath. It is not simply a case of snoring or a restless night sleep, and can have serious health consequences if left undiagnosed and untreated.
There are three types of sleep apnoea:
1/ Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
This is the most common form of sleep apnoea, and as the name suggests it is the result of an obstruction to the airways. This obstruction can involve a number of factors, including; the soft tissue or muscles of the airways, medications, age, weight, sleeping position or the structure of the head or neck.
2/ Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA)
The name for this form of sleep apnoea is derived from it’s relationship to the central nervous system of the brain, hence centralsleep apnoea. It is literally a result of the brain failing to signal your body to breathe.
3/ Mixed Sleep Apnoea
As the name implies, it involves a combination of OSA and CSA. Our experienced Dentist, Dr Emma Bond at Tindale Dental Centre is able to treat mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnoea through the prescription of an oral appliance. In fact, studies have shown that oral dental appliances are effective, safe and simple treatment options for suffers from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea. These oral devices are small and custom fitted to ensure that they sit snugly into your mouth, they don’t require a mask, nor a machine. Our Penrith dentist, Dr Emma Bond, here at Tindale Dental Centre, has the expertise and extensive training in dental sleep solutions. She can provide the advice and guidance to find you a suitable treatment option.
Dentists understand how your oral device should be designed and fitted to your specific needs. An oral device that is tailor-made to your mouth, is an advance in personalised medicine for sleep apnoea treatment. A custom fitted appliance allows the device to conform to the particular shape of your mouth. Your device will be more effective and more comfortable than if you were to purchase a generic product, therefore helping you to comply with your sleep treatment.
Please contact Tindale Dental Centre on (02) 4722 6115 or request an appointment online with Dr Bond to discuss any queries you may have regarding sleep apnoea.