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Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

man snoring and woman with pillow over headDo you or your partner wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed? Are you prone to falling asleep while watching TV, working on your computer or sitting at your desk? Perhaps you can’t get a good night’s sleep due to your partner’s loud snoring. Snoring and sleep apnoea may be to blame.

Chronic snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnoea, a serious sleep disorder causing breathing pauses in your sleep referred to as obstructive sleep apnoea or OSA. A person with OSA may have 30 or more breathing pauses an hour each of which results in you intermittently awakening then falling asleep again.

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Needless to say, when this occurs, your quality of sleep suffers, making you feel exhausted during the day. Moreover, the partner of the one with chronic snoring and sleep apnoea often suffers too, as loud and persistent snoring can make getting a good night’s sleep impossible. Often they may also be concerned by the fact they may hear you stop breathing for long periods in your sleep.

 

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What Are Some Symptoms?

Some of the symptoms that you or your partner may be experiencing include:

  • Chronic snoring and restless sleep
  • Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)
  • Chronic fatigue or depression
  • Memory problems
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain

What If I Don’t Get It Treated?

Some people think they can just live with chronic snoring and sleep apnoea and don’t need to do anything about it. The problem with that approach is that ongoing fatigue and sleep apnoea can lead to potentially serious problems if left untreated. These include high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, depression and more.

Our Approach

We offer patients the OPTISLEEP custom-designed oral appliance which can effectively treat snoring or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The appliance is also recommended for those with more severe OSA who are unable or unwilling to undergo CPAP therapy or surgery.

The appliance prevents snoring and apnoeas by keeping the upper airway open through posturing the lower jaw and tongue forward and preventing it from impeding the airway.

 

Benefits of OPTISLEEP

Here are some of the main benefits of this oral appliance:

  • Effective
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Custom-designed
  • Superior quality
  • Optimal flexibility

Book an Appointment

If you or your partner feel you are suffering from chronic snoring or sleep apnoea, Hugh Fleming Dentistry wants to help you get the night’s rest you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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