Sleep apnoea is a condition that can seriously affect the health and quality of life of both sufferers and their loved ones. It occurs when your airway becomes obstructed while you are sleeping, to the point where you briefly stop breathing and wake up to begin breathing again. Sufferers usually wake repeatedly throughout the night, which can lead to major physical and mental health issues.
Snoring and sleep apnoea are commonly linked, although snoring can certainly be an issue on its own. Chronic snoring is a difficult condition, and it can be just as hard on loved ones who are also impacted by poor quality of sleep. Snoring is commonly caused by partial obstruction of the airway, and dental factors can play a role in contributing to this.
Obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring can both be effectively improved using custom-fitted appliances designed to keep the airway while sleeping.
Sleep Apnoea And Anti-Snoring Appliances
Sleep apnoea and anti-snoring appliances are removable appliances designed to keep your jaw in a forward position while you sleep. They are custom-fitted and similar to a mouthguard, and aim to keep your airway open and unobstructed. Because they are tailor-made, they are comfortable to wear and most patients get used to sleeping with them very quickly. They are a comfortable and affordable solution to a chronic condition, and can substantially improve your quality of health.