Most people don’t realise that their snoring can lead to a bigger and more serious health issue. Sleep Apnoea is a condition where a person has interrupted breathing during sleep, generally caused by the airways becoming partially or fully blocked.
So how do the airways get blocked, and what causes obstructive sleep apnoea? - Usually when a person breathes, air flows through their nose and mouth, past soft tissue at the back of the throat and into the lungs.
People who suffer with Sleep Apnoea a complete or partial collapse of these soft tissues leading to obstruction of the airway. Generally presenting in a range of symptoms.
Sleep Apnoea, if left untreated can lead to more serious health complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even diabetes.
There are a range of signs and symptoms such as snoring, that can suggest you may be suffering from Sleep Apnoea. The best way, however, to diagnose Sleep Apnoea is to conduct a sleep study.
At Doncaster Dental, we have a visiting sleep physician who is able to conduct sleep studies and assess your Sleep Apnoea, allowing you to receive the treatment that you need.
Some symptoms of Sleep Apnoea include:
There are a wide range of treatments for Sleep Apnoea, these include:
At Doncaster Dental, our sleep physician will be able to assess your symptoms of Sleep Apnoea to determine if sleep studies are required along with the appropriate treatment Contact the friendly team at Doncaster Dental today!