Losing Sleep Because of Snoring?
Snoring isn’t just bad for the people who can hear it and can’t sleep — it’s bad for you too. This is because snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnoea, which your dentists at Battery Hill Dental can help identify and treat.
What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing for 10 seconds or more while you’re sleeping. This doesn’t just repeatedly wake you up at night, it can also dangerously lower the oxygen levels in your blood. It is also linked to higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
Loud, chronic snoring
One symptom of sleep apnoea is snoring. It can be annoying for other people and embarrassing for you, but beyond that, it lowers the quality of your sleep, causing you to have less energy in the daytime.
You may stop breathing for a few seconds or more for dozens of times at night, which is dangerous to your health.
Morning headaches and fatigue
The disrupted sleep you experience at night can result in feeling spent even after 8 hours of so of sleep. This can carry over during the daytime, when you wake up with a headache and having an overall unpleasant and fatigued feeling.
Waking up with a sore throat
Because you’re struggling to breathe as you sleep, your mouth may be open at night, resulting in dry mouth and sore throat.
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We can help you with your sleep apnoea
We can determine the best treatment plan for you or refer you to a sleep specialist.
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Dental devicesNight guards and dental splints can help not just in teeth grinding but also in sleep apnoea. We can tailor one for you, which you can wear during sleep to help you have an open, unobstructed airway.
Referral to specialistsWe may also need to refer you to a physician, ENT, or sleep specialist, depending on the specific cause of snoring and sleep apnoea. They may conduct more tests to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe treatment.
You deserve a good night’s sleep
Sometimes, all it really takes for you to stop your snoring is a visit to your dentist. You owe it to yourself as well as to others around you many nights of deep, restful sleep—and of course, the best health.book an appointment today