Sleep apnoea is when the airway in your throat is obstructed either partially or completely during sleep. These episodes happen frequently during sleep and can result in:
Sleep apnoea is treated via three main methods: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Press), surgery and oral appliance.
Continuous Positive Airway Press requires sleeping with a mask that delivers air into the airways, this method can be quite effective but for some people it can be hard to tolerate or difficult to sleep with.
Oral appliance is a simple and effective way of treating sleep apnoea. It involves the use of a top and bottom mouthguard that when fitted together allows the gentle posturing of the jaw forward to help open the airway space.
By working closely with sleep physicians. Aqua Smiles Dental can provide a well fitting oral appliance to aid with sleep apnoea treatment. This way, you can have adequate amount of rest and sleep to help you function and feel refreshed throughout the day.