SNORING AND BREATHING DISORDERS
Snoring and breathing disorders can affect not just the individual who suffers from the problem, but also those people who live with and sleep next to the person in question. Unchecked snoring can lead to the condition known as sleep apnoea. When left untreated, sleep apnoea has the potential to seriously impact on the health and happiness of the people involved.
How are snoring and sleep
Snoring can be a sign of a medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). This condition occurs when the muscles at the base of the throat relax and completely block off the air passage, causing the sufferer to wake up to begin the breathing process again. Pauses in breathing can be very dangerous and can happen hundreds of times a night.
If you have OSA or a breathing disorder, they could lead to serious medical conditions such as strokes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Signs that you may have a snoring or breathing disorder include:
- Choking and gasping during sleep
- Tiredness on waking
- Excessive day sleepiness
- Decreased sex drive
- Poor concentration and memory
- Anxiety and depression
The continued tendency for an individual to snore or exhibit sleep and breathing disorders reduces their level of sleep and increases the risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke, as well as contributing to an increasing level of fatigue
Oral treatments for snoring and
While treatments for sleep and breathing disorders are a matter for some health specialists' particular expertise, there exist some ways in which to treat effectively or assist the issue by oral means, and that’s where Andrew Baderski Dental in Ingleburn steps in.
When snoring occurs as a result of the lower jaw becoming relaxed, the associated physical contributions to the noise occur from the throats air passage becoming reduced in size, causing the muscles within the throat to vibrate erratically.
Over time, continual vibration can result in the irritation of the muscles and can cause swelling and therefore further reduce the air passage. Essentially, the treatment of snoring through dental care can be achieved by the application of an oral appliance that prevents the jaw from moving backwards
At Andrew Baderski Dental, we can provide you with a custom night time appliance that allows you the opportunity for increased levels of oxygen to the brain and thus increased levels of sleep and a subsequent ability to awaken refreshed and full of life!
Get in touch
If you think you or a member of your family may have a breathing disorder, call us now on 02 9605 1968