The Dental Sleep Medicine Centre at Mayflower Dental in Sydney can help you or your loved ones suffering from sleep apnea.
Have you been told that you snore loudly or make frequent gasping noises when you sleep? If so, it is possible that you have a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when you continually stop breathing for as little as 10 seconds or as long as one minute or more during your sleep session.
Over an 8-hour sleeping period, you could potentially stop breathing hundreds of times lowering oxygen levels to unacceptable lows.
Daytime effects of sleep apnea on your body and mind include:
Because apneas disrupt sleep patterns and prevent you from getting deep, refreshing sleep, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastric reflux (GERD) and weight gain, as well as increase your risk of driving accidents.
To be properly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, it is necessary for you to visit a sleep study clinic or have a home sleep study.
Dr. Chris Law and the team at Mayflower Dental is qualified to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea in patients whose condition has been confirmed by a physician.
Through sleep apnea treatment, they can help you to not only sleep more soundly but also to feel better during your waking hours.
Our sleep studies are supervised by a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Tammy Weagle, RRT, brings over 15 year experience to the Sleep Centre.
She will administer and assess your sleep study and, along with the dental team, recommend a treatment that best suits your individual requirements.