An occasional bout of snoring is pretty normal, but snoring on a regular basis may be more problematic as you could have a condition called sleep apnoea. The most common form of sleep apnoea is called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where you will stop breathing for several seconds before restarting, usually with a loud snort or gasp. This can occur many times throughout the night and you will not fully awaken but will be prevented from getting deep restful sleep. This can negatively impact your general health which is why it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea in Woombye.
How We Can Help You
When you visit Woombye Dental, we can diagnose this problem and if necessary can provide a custom-made oral device. OSA is caused by the throat muscles relaxing and collapsing inwards during sleep, obstructing breathing. Quite often a small, comfortable oral device will help prevent this from happening by gently moving your lower jaw forward, holding your airway open during sleep. If we think more extensive treatment may be necessary then we can refer you for a second opinion in Woombye.
Call us on (07) 5442 2136 to make an appointment or visit us at the practice. We are located at 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559.