Snoring Or Sleep Apnoea
Snoring is a common problem affecting 20% of Australians during their lifetime. While snoring may seem as though it has no medical impact, it can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Sleep apnoea is a medical condition caused by the obstruction of airways. During sleep, pauses in breath can interrupt normal breathing patterns and can increase chances of serious health ramifications such as:
- Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
- Anxiety and depression
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Even stroke and heart attack
- Recurrent tonsillitis
- In children, prolonged bed wetting
- Misalignment of teeth
OSA is a serious condition which is important to diagnose and treat as soon as you become aware of the signs and symptoms. At Bluebird Dental, our dentist will work closely with ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialists and Sleep Physicians in order to determine a personalised treatment plan for your Sleep Apnoea. Options such as splints and mouth guards may be suitable for your treatment needs.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any symptoms of OSA such as loud snoring and gasping for air during sleep, call us today to schedule a consultation.
OSA has been linked to a higher chance of anxiety, depression, heart attacks and strokes as well as being linked to other health problems. Early onset of sleep apnoea in children can also lead to a higher risk of ADHD and adverse mental development if left untreated. Contact our friendly dentists in Moonee Ponds to find out more about our Sleep Apnoea treatments.