About OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are you suffering from restless nights of sleep due to snoring?

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).

Common symptoms of OSA include:
  • Loud snoring
  • Feeling drowsy when waking up
  • Tiredness that lasts throughout the day
  • Unusual gasping or choking suddenly wakes you up in the middle of the night
  • Issues with keeping your focus throughout the day
 
The gold standard treatment for OSA is CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which involves wearing a face mask connected to an electrical air pump beside the bed. while sleeping to maintain air pressure. However, many people cannot tolerate the mask, furthermore, surgery related to OSA only accounts for a 55% success rate, with severe side-effects.
people suffering from sleep apnea

Dental sleep appliances

Dental sleep appliances 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 applications for sleep apnea

Dental applications for sleep apnea are known to provide a success rate of over 90% if provided following a thorough diagnosis.

Surgery for treatment is not always successful or long lasting and can have painful side effects.

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.

Do you think you have sleep apnea?

Self-Evaluation

Diagnosing sleep apnea can be complicated when precise results are required. A Sleep Scientist and Sleep Physician are required to create the final diagnosis. 
 
However, to get you started, here is a common questionnaire that can help you to understand if you have signs of sleep apnea (OSA).
 
  1. (S) Do you snore loudly to the point of disturbing your partner or those around you?
  2. (T) Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime?
  3. (O) Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep? 
  4. (P) Are you diagnosed with or are being treated for High Blood Pressure?
  5. Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) Weight in Kg divided by height in meters squared. Ideally should be less than 25.
  6. Is your age greater than 50?
  7. Do you have a larger neck?
    For male, shirt collar 43 cm or larger?
    For female, shirt collar 41 cm or larger?
 
The following is a results key that can give you a general idea of your current situation:
Low-Risk OSA – you answered yes to 0-2 questions
Intermediate-Risk OSA – yes to 3-4 questions 
High-Risk OSA – yes to 5-7 questions
 

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