Sleep apnoea is a condition that makes it difficult for your body to receive the oxygen it needs to properly function. Without enough oxygen, you will feel drained and sluggish, but since the condition manifests itself at night, most people have no idea that they have it.
There are many health problems that can arise from untreated sleep apnoea. They can include a stroke, high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, depression, mood swings, heart failure, ADHD that becomes worse, and an overall lack of well being.
Treating Sleep Apnoea
At No Gaps Dental, we recommend that patients explore all non-invasive treatment options first. This is why we will often suggest our patients to wear a removable oral appliance. Wearing an oral appliance is incredibly easy. It is customised for your mouth specifically so it fits snugly and securely. As a result, you can simply slip it into place when you go to sleep. It remains in place inside of your mouth and does an excellent job of holding your lower jaw in the forward position. This prevents your tongue from falling backward and keeps your airway clear.
If you would like to know more about our treatments for Sleep Apnoea, please book a consultation with us online here