I snore and keep my partner awake. Can you help?
Proper restorative sleep is essential to a healthy body. If you snore loudly or choke during sleep, it might indicate a medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea, also called OSA. Many times, doctors recommend CPAP therapy, which utilises a machine to use forced air to keep the airway open. Unfortunately, many people find it is difficult to wear the mask during sleep.
As an alternative, we offer oral appliance therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. Oral appliance therapy uses a custom designed mouthguard that gently opens the airway by adjusting the position of the jaw. Many people find this treatment more convenient, especially when they travel.
Of course, not all snoring cases result in an OSA diagnosis. We also make similar appliances to quiet your breathing during sleep. This can reduce or eliminate snoring, allowing you and your partner to share a bed and sleep without interruption. It can also alleviate the sore throats and painful sinuses that come with a snoring habit.
If you recently received an OSA diagnosis or if you snore loudly, contact Dentist in the Park, located in Bondi Junction and arrange a consultation with Dr Brendan Quill. We can help you achieve a better night’s sleep.