Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

People who snore notice they often feel tired and even excessively sleepy during the daytimeeven after a full night’s sleep.

Whether you are a snorer or you sleep next to one, it can negatively impact your health, personal and professional life.

Snoring can be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). It affects people of all ages, particularly people who snore, are middle aged or older, are above a healthy weight and have family members with OSA.

OSA is a medical condition that occurs when you’re sleep and the muscles at the back of the throat relax too much. The throat becomes partly or completely blocked, due to the tongue and soft palate collapsing onto the back of the throat. Breathing can stop for up to 90 seconds before you wake up. These episodes may occur many times a night, so you often feel exhausted the next day. OSA is often undiagnosed, because sufferers are asleep while it’s happening.

The snoring can lead to chronic sleep apnoea, causing oxygen levels in the bloodstream to drop. This has been linked to serious health outcomes ranging from fatigue, issues with memory and concentration, headaches all the way to heart disease and high blood pressure and mental health impacts.

  • Snoring
  • Feeling excessively fatigued and irritable
  • Feeling sleepy during the day
  • Depression
  • Worn teeth from clenching or grinding
  • Dark circles and bags around the eye area
  • Reflux issues
  • Waking up frequently during the night

SomnoMed is a dental device that helps many OSA sufferers breathe more easily when they are asleep. The device is custom-designed to precisely position your lower jaw forward, expanding your airway when you sleep. SomnoMed is non-invasive and also helps prevent teeth grinding at night.

The Q Dental team is experienced in working with patients to ensure a perfect fit for your SomnoMed device, so you and your partner can look forward to waking up refreshed once again. We are meticulous in making sure the SomnoMed devices fit comfortably, so they are easy for you to use and continue using every night. 

If you require help for more complex and severe symptoms, we have established arrangements with Sleep Physicians and Ear Nose & Throat specialists to ensure you receive an integrated treatment solution.

Call Q Dental on (03) 9817 5050 today

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