Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Do you snore loudly?
Do you choke, gasp or hold your breath during sleep?
Do you wake up tired in the morning?
Do you experience insomnia?
Do you suffer headaches upon awakening?
If you answered yes to any of the listed questions, you could be suffering from Sleep Disorder Breathing.
Sleep Disorder Breathing refers to a condition where apnoea (cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more) and hypopnoea (drop in oxygen saturation in the blood) are present during sleep.
Many Australia’s suffer from Sleep Disorder Breathing, which has been found to link to: High blood pressure; Heart failure; Work accidents; Diabetes; Car and truck accidents; and Stroke.
Sleep Apnoea Oral Appliance
Dr Henry recommends a sleep apnoea device that is worn over your teeth. It gently pulls on your lower jaw to allow you to breathe more freely while sleeping. With more oxygenation you will no longer snore, you should feel healthier overall.
During sleep, the muscles in the throat surrounding the airway, along with the tongue, relax and sometimes totally block the airway. The appliance holds the lower jaw forward, preventing the tongue and the soft tissue of the throat from collapsing into the airway. This device is safe, well tolerated, and has been proven to be effective for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
The Sleep Apnoea Oral Appliance is like an athletic mouth guard, and is worn while sleeping. The appliance is small and convenient, making them easy to carry with you when you travel. Developed with advanced dental technology, this treatment is non-invasive, and does not involve surgery or any medication.