Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Snoring is common, occurring in 40% of men and 30% of women. During sleep, the muscles at the back of the throat relax, making the area smaller. When patient breathes in, the movement of air will cause the soft tissue to vibrate, causing snoring.
If you snore, you might have a more serious disorder called obstructive sleep apnoea. According to American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, most people (about 80%) with sleep apnoea do not know that they have it. Sleep apnoea can cause high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. People with sleep apnoea stop breathing very often at night, up to 350 times a night. They are more likely to get into car accident. Men, overweight individuals and smokers have higher risks of developing sleep apnoea.
So, if you feel tired during the day, feels like you are not getting enough sleep, waking up often during the night, get in touch with us or your medical GP to have a sleep study done.
Do not like CPAP machine? Other than CPAP machine, we can give you an alternative treatment of oral appliance (mandibular advancement splint) to treat obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Jamie Chua completed Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine and is qualified to treat snoring and sleep apnoea with oral appliance.
The appliance is less bulky and claustrophobic, more comfortable to wear during sleeping. We will monitor the improvement of the symptoms and adjust the appliance accordingly so you are happy with the oral appliance.
Contact us to get more information on how we can help you with your snoring and sleep apnoea problem.