Welcome to Sydney Sleep Dentistry: Sydney’s leading centre for Sleep Therapy and TMJ treatments.
There are various forms of Sleep Disturbances, with the most common being related to breathing disturbances. The primary sleep breathing disturbances are Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Although Snoring is often regarded as something to laugh about, it can actually have serious health consequences. For more detail, see the Snoring page.
Sleep Apnea is a condition where breathing is interrupted or disturbed during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea, and affects as many as 25% of the adult population in Australia. It occurs as a result of the tongue and soft tissues of the palate and throat relaxing and producing a blockage to the airway during sleep.
Sleep Apnea can affect anybody, and most are not even aware of it. Research tells us the about 60% of snorers also have obstructive sleep apnea. Typical symptoms during sleep include waking up during the night gasping for breath, or having a restless sleep or insomnia. Sufferers often wake up with headaches or the awareness that they have been grinding their teeth during sleep (Sleep Bruxism).
During the day, sufferers will often have symptoms of depression, anxiety, “fuzzy” thinking, and sleepiness. More details can be found on the Sleep Apnea Page.
The good news is that snoring and sleep apnea are treatable conditions, and need not cause long term health issues.
At Sydney Sleep Dentistry, we have over twenty five years of experience in treating airway problems and TMJ disorders. Over that time we have developed the most extensive and reliable clinical diagnostic procedures to be able to assess your particular problem accurately. Our diagnosis will often require specialist opinion as well. Once we have a good diagnosis, we can develop a treatment plan designed to achieve the best possible results in the shortest time.
If you are seeking the best possible treatment for your Sleep Apnea, or if you just want to find out if your Snoring might indicate Sleep Apnea, give us a call at Sydney Sleep Dentistry. We will put all of our efforts to keep you comfortable while assessing and treating your problem.