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Sleep Apnoea Relief in Canterbury

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Sleep Apnoea CanterburyDo you wake up each morning fighting a headache or feeling tired or more exhausted than you were when you went to bed the night before?

Sleep apnoea and other types of sleeping disorders can lead to problems such as high blood pressure or even a decreased libido. If you’re fighting for oxygen every night, you may be grinding and clenching your teeth, causing worn enamel or TMJ pain. Your spouse or roommate may even tell you that you snore.

What Causes Sleep Apnoea?

Some types of sleeping disorders are due to a natural restriction in air flow due to your oral anatomy. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one such example. OSA is the result of soft tissues sealing off the upper airway, usually due to the jaw slipping back, enlarged tonsils, or other anatomical characteristics.

Sleep apnoea isn’t just annoying; it’s dangerous. The chronic oxygen deprivation can have devastating medical side-effects and worsen conditions that already exist.

Custom Oral Sleep Appliances

Patients with OSA who are CPAP intolerant may find relief from a custom oral mouthpiece. Such appliances position the lower jaw in a way that opens the airway naturally, rather than forces air through it with a machine. As a result, some people sleep better as soon as the first night.

If a CPAP is too cumbersome or uncomfortable to use, an oral sleep appliance is a comfortable option to consider. Plus, it’s easy to store and transport when you head out of town on vacation or business trips.

Treating Sleep Apnoea

We work closely with your sleep physician or pulmonologist to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for oral appliance therapy. Or if you suspect that you have a sleeping disorder but have not seen a medical specialist, we can arrange a referral for your sleep study (which can take place in your own home, thanks to modern technology).

Schedule An Appointment

Find out if an oral sleep appliance is the best option to stop problems like snoring or apnoea. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sleep Apnoea Canterbury, Surrey Hills,
Deepdene VIC | 03 9888 6665