Dental Related Sleep Issues: Sleep Better!
Patients report great improvement in their quality of sleep , and their partners sleep better too!
- Do you, or your partner snore?
- Feeling tired and unrefreshed even after sleeping?
- Are you often sleepy during the day?
If so, you may have sleep apnoea.
Snoring is often more than just a noisy social nuisance and may be an indicator of a serious underlying condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), that can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
During OSA, breathing while sleeping becomes interrupted. This can leave you gasping for air and feeling short of breath.
Many snorers with OSA are unaware that they have it. That is why if you snore, or your partner snores, you need to have it checked out!
The good news is that there are a number of dental solutions that can improve the quality of your sleep.
A good place to start is to begin with a thorough examination with one of our dentists at The Dental Place. Investigative tests can then be ordered and, if eligible, a special Dental Appliance can be made by our dentists to assist you with your breathing while sleeping.
Patients that have used such appliances commonly report great improvement in their quality of sleep (and so do their partners!)
Clenching and Grinding your teeth?
- Are your jaws and teeth sore when you wake up in the morning?
- Do you notice that your teeth are wearing away?
- Do you experience unexplained headaches?
Left untreated, when you clench or grind your teeth, your teeth can begin to flatten, chip and wear away. Changes to your gum tissues and facial bone structures can be affected and you might find that your teeth are becoming loose, and/or sensitive to hot and cold.
Every night you may be constantly damaging your teeth without even realising it!
A night mouthguard can be custom-made for you to use during sleep.
It acts as a splint or barrier to prevent your upper and lower teeth from contacting with each other.
There are solutions to your sleep problems that our practice can assist you with so give yourself and your partner a good night sleep. Please don’t hesitate to speak to us about making an appointment for a dental sleep examination.
- Sleep better
- Reduce snoring
- Feel refreshed after sleeping
- Reduce clenching and grinding
- Perform better during the day