Sleep Disorders/Snoring

Sleep Apnoea Treatment Darwin

Did you know your snoring is not only affecting your sleep but could be affecting your health too?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, which can drastically affect your quality of life.

  • Loud snoring every night
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day
  • Choking or gasping during sleep
  • Restless Sleep
  • Heartburn or indigestion at night
  • Feeling tired when waking up

Did you know?

Habitual snorers have now been shown to have a higher incidence of high blood pressure and an increased risk of suffering a stroke. This is why it is so important to discuss your problems with a doctor or dentist where they can recommend treatment options for you.

Treatment for snoring

We offer the latest in anti-snoring technology, with the MDSA adjustable stop snoring appliance. This dental appliance is comfortable, adjustable and is designed to reposition your bite alignment to alleviate any breathing issues.

Treatment for sleep disorders

After you have been examined by your dentist they may recommend you visit with a respiratory or sleep specialist depending on the severity of your condition. However, they may recommend certain sleep appliances like the CPAP which can alleviate your condition.

CPAP Appliance

At Extreme Dentistry, we offer the CPAP appliance which is the most common medical treatment for sleep apnoea. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This appliance works by wearing a mask over the nose which is connected to an air pressure hose which is adjusted to keep the airway open during sleep.
To find out if you have Sleep Apnoea or if the CPAP appliance is right for you, contact us today to meet with Dr Anand.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterised by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep, resulting in disruptions to normal sleep patterns. The two main types are obstructive sleep apnoea, where the upper airway becomes blocked, and central sleep apnoea, where the brain fails to send proper signals for breathing. These interruptions can lead to loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and various health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and reduced quality of life. Diagnosis involves sleep studies, and treatment options range from lifestyle changes to medical interventions, depending on the severity and type of sleep apnoea. Seeking medical attention is crucial for proper management and improved overall health.

Sleep apnoea is treatable, but a complete cure might depend on the severity and underlying causes. Lifestyle changes, weight loss, positional therapy, and treating underlying conditions can help in mild cases. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliances, or surgery might be needed for more severe cases. While treatment can greatly improve symptoms and quality of life, ongoing management and follow-up are often necessary.

A dentist might suggest several treatment options for sleep apnoea, depending on the severity and type of the condition. One common approach is oral appliance therapy, where a custom-fit device is worn in the mouth during sleep. This device helps keep the airway open by repositioning the jaw or tongue. Another option is combination therapy, where an oral appliance is used alongside other treatments like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or lifestyle changes. In cases where anatomical issues contribute to sleep apnoea, surgical interventions might be considered. Dentists with expertise in sleep medicine can provide personalised recommendations based on individual needs and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive treatment.