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Sleep Apnoea Treatment in Thornbury

woman with sleep apneaMany people often overlook a good night’s rest, when we all spend around a third of our lives sleeping. High quality sleep, including uninterrupted oxygen supply while sleeping, means better rest, recovery, increased energy, and more. As dental practices tend to be the first to recognise signs of sleep apnoea, Thornbury Family Dental is here to diagnose the problem and coordinate with necessary specialists to help you resolve your poor sleep patterns.

Who Does It Affect?

Sleep apnoea affects nearly 30 million adults in the world. This common and serious sleep disorder happens when your normal breathing is interrupted due to lack of oxygen while asleep. Patients of all ages suffer from sleep apnoea, but overall risk is increased in those:

  • Who are 40 years old
  • Who are overweight
  • Who have large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw
  • With family history of the condition
  • With nasal obstructions

Make sure to speak with your physician or dentist if you think you may be experiencing sleep apnoea. With the help of their knowledge and expertise, they have the ability to guide you in the best direction.

Addressing the Problem

Oftentimes, sleep apnoea can be addressed with the help of one or more daily routine adjustments. If you are suffering from sleep apnoea, we suggest trying the following lifestyle changes:

  • Adjusting your sleeping habits
  • Using continuous positive air pressure
  • Trying proven oral appliances

In the most severe cases of sleep apnoea, surgery may even be necessary. Before considering surgery, however, be sure to explore all other routes of care. Our hope is for you live as comfortably as possible with as little intervention as possible. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of attempting multiple lifestyle alterations prior to more extensive care.

We Are Here for You

Sleep apnoea is a serious sleeping disorder that should be addressed as early as possible. If left neglected, it can cause chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, strokes, heart irregularities, diabetes, depression, or worsening ADHD.

Our practice is here to help you get better, safer sleep. Whether you have obstructive sleep apnoea, a blocked airflow while sleeping, or central sleep apnoea, when the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe during sleep – we are here for you.

Begin Your Journey

Why continue to live life with interrupted sleep? The solution to your sleep distress may be right in front of you. We want to see you achieve your health as soon as possible. Contact our practice to learn more about sleep apnoea and what we might be able to for your condition. Thornbury Family Dental looks forward to hearing from you!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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Sleep Apnoea Treatment Thornbury, Northcote VIC | (03) 9977 7858

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