An unobtrusive dental appliance to counter sleep apnea
Sleep apnea, a lesser known condition amongst the general population is directly linked with snoring. Over 70% of people who snore are also suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
A few common signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are:
– Loud snoring. Asking your family members would usually reveal this detail
– Being drowsy upon waking up and not feeling satisfied with the amount of sleep
– Tiredness that endures throughout the day
– Unusual gasping or choking suddenly wakes you up in the middle of the night
– General issues with keeping your focus through the day
The gold standard treatment for OSA amongst many other snoring solutions in Melbourne and worldwide is CPAP (https://www.cpap.com/) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It involves using a device that maintains air pressure through the use of a face mask, which is worn over the course of the night. Many people cannot tolerate the apparatus as it causes some degree of obstruction to move freely during sleep, and is also bulky to travel with. Furthermore, surgery related to OSA only accounts for a 55% success rate, with severe side effects that need to be endured for a long time.
Dental sleep appliances (MAD- Mandibular Advancement Devices) are alternative solutions for sleep apnea and are very easy to use. We provide state of the art anti snoring devices in Melbourne. Simply wear the device between your teeth and it maintains a normal airflow, allowing you to sleep without a sound or any further complications. Dental appliances for sleep apnea are known to provide a success rate of nearly 80%. Custom built snoring solutions created in Melbourne not only help to regulate the person’s sleep pattern, but they also have a considerable impact on blood pressure and preventing heart diseases. We provide accurate sleep apnea consultation before moving on to fitting the device. Snoring consultation is done in conjunction with other professionals.
A scientific study conducted at the Victoria University (‘Assessment of dental sleep appliance treatment’, Kennedy G, Ball H 2010, Victoria University) tested the effectiveness of this anti snoring device in Melbourne on 116 consecutive patients. 111 patients (96%) reported that they were able to have fully satisfying sleep, free from snoring and were able to carry on with their day with the same old energy they had prior to their sleep apnea.