Sleep apnea affects millions of people across the nation. The troublesome condition limits our breathing while sleeping, making it nearly impossible to get a good night’s rest.
Fortunately, Care Dental Camberwell offers effective sleep apnea treatments to help improve your sleep and overall well-being. We’ve helped countless residents overcome sleep apnea, and we can do the same for you.
Sleep apnea is a relatively common yet serious medical condition that prevents people from efficiently breathing while they sleep. It causes irregular breathing patterns and frequently ceases breathing multiple times a night. These pauses can last up to a minute or more and occur throughout the night, significantly reducing your sleep while jeopardising your health.Sleep apnea has been proved to increase one’s cardiovascular disease risk.
The Care Dental Camberwell team offers effective sleep apnea treatments that will improve your oxygen levels and help you get the sleep you need to take on the day.
Before we develop your sleep apnea treatment, we will need to conduct a sleep test to gauge the seriousness of your sleep apnea. We have arrangements that this test can be done in the comfort of your own home, then all the data collected will be sent to a sleep specialist that conducts numerous analyses to better understand your condition.
Once we receive the results, we devise a tailor-made treatment plan. This could be in the form of a custom oral appliance known as a mandibular advancement splint or you may need a CPAP machine to promote positive airway pressure and limit risk factors. We also offer advanced laser treatments that limit snoring and improve airflow.
There are two primary types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea. Although both these conditions cause similar respiratory problems, they function differently.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the more common variation and transpires when your mouth’s soft tissue and/or tongue collapse and become stuck within your throat, hindering airflow. Central
Sleep Apnea occurs when your brain can’t alert your muscles to breathe, restricting respiration without blocking your air passage. Although our professional sleep apnea treatments will help eliminate your symptoms, there are a few natural ways to prevent the condition, including:
Sleep apnea occurs for numerous reasons ranging from genetics to neck size. Below are some of the most common factors that cause or worsen sleep apnea.
● Excessive weight
● Use of sedatives, tranquillisers, or alcohol
● Nasal congestion
● Being male (males are two to three times more likely to suffer from sleep apnea)
● Narrow throat, large tonsils
● Having a thick neck
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea share many symptoms, making it hard to differentiate the two conditions without professional assistance. The most common symptoms of these conditions include:
● Loud snoring
● Irregular breathing patterns while sleeping
● Excession clenching and grinding during sleep at night
● Dry mouth
● Morning headaches
● Insomnia (Have trouble falling asleep)
● Hypersomnia (excessive daytime fatigue and sleepiness)
● Have trouble paying attention during the day
● Gasping for air while sleeping
● Sleeping periods where you stop breathing entirely
Sleep apnea often leads to other severe medical issues if left untreated. Patients have a higher chance of suffering from a stroke, depression, high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, and more if they don’t treat their condition.
Failing to treat sleep apnea can also make everyday activities like working and paying attention more strenuous. Always seek treatment immediately if you think you suffer from sleep apnea.
If you need efficient sleep apnea treatments in Camberwell, contact Care Dental Camberwell. Give us a call at (03) 9889-6938 and see what we can do for you today!