Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Solutions in Melbourne
Do you snore? Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the day? The team at BEC Dental can help you take the first step towards putting snoring, waking up tired and excessive daytime sleepiness behind you!
Sleep related breathing disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and snoring disrupt restful sleep and over time can have devastating effects on your health, work and relationships. At Bec Dental, our team is committed to identifying and addressing these conditions to help you get a restful sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA affects millions of people every year, but since it occurs at night while you sleep, people are unaware they are suffering and therefore goes undiagnosed.
OSA results from the tongue and soft palate collapsing onto the back of the throat while you sleep. This obstructs the upper airway, causing airflow to be restricted or completely stop.
Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnoea. This can lead to chronic sleep apnoea, which has more serious health implications as it reduces oxygen levels in the bloodstream. Outcomes can include heart disease, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, memory problems, and even psychological problems. Such implications can take a toll on your everyday activities and prevent you from living life to the fullest.
- Tiredness/fatigue and irritability in the mornings and during the day
- Daytime sleepiness
- Frequently waking throughout the night to go to the toilet or get a drink
- Regular Morning Headaches
- Worn teeth caused by clenching or grinding of teeth
- Poor memory
- Reflux problems
- Dark circles or bags under or around the eyes
In most cases, we recommend Somnomed, a non-invasive dental device that enables you to breathe more easily. Somnomed appliances are custom made. They gently position your lower jaw forwards to open your airway. Personally fitted by an experienced member of our team, these devices help you get the deep sleep that you and your partner need. It also has the added benefit of preventing teeth grinding at night.
Should you be experiencing more complex and/or severe symptoms, our team will collaborate with medical specialists – and as always, ensure your case is handled with the utmost medical care and attention. The end result is less stress and healthier wellbeing for you and your family.
Your health and wellbeing are always our top priority. We work with the best Sleep Physicians and Ear Nose & Throat Specialists in Melbourne to comprehensive manage your sleep related breathing disorder. We only use custom made devices to guarantee comfort and retention, critical in treatment success. In making your custom appliance, we use an intraoral scanner to take a digital impression of your teeth, so you don’t have to have impressions anymore!