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Sleep Apnea

DO YOU STRUGGLE FALLING ASLEEP AT NIGHT?

Often as a society, we think of snoring as a somewhat annoying but a condition that is extremely harmless. However, snoring can in some cases be a sign of Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition in which changes in the walls of the throat during your sleeping cycle can cause disturbances to your breathing patterns. This causes sufferers to experience regularly interrupted sleep, which can have a big impact on their quality of life.

At Dental Now Panorama, we make sure that we do a full study on your sleep cycle to understand exactly how you sleep. Once we complete the study, we provide various forms of medical treatment in order to help deal with your sleep apnea. 

Symptoms of OSA include:

  • Snoring
  • Pauses in breathing, snorts, gasps
  • Restless sleep and sleeping in unusual positions

As a result of a poor sleep, other symptoms may include: 

  • Difficultly waking up in the morning
  • Tired throughout the day
  • Attention or other behaviour problems

Start your mornings FEELING refreshed!

How can you treat Sleep Apnea?

Good news, sleep apnea is treatable! There are many things that can be done in order, whether it’s at home or here at Dental Now. 

How we can help

  • Orthodontics treatments that create more tongue space by expanding dental arches and bringing the lower jaw forward. This could involve Braces, Invisalign, and Myobrace
  • Myofunctional Therapy (MYOBRACE) to strengthen muscles around the airway
  • Snoring Appliance (also known as a Mandibular Advancement Device): This works by holding the lower jaw forward to open the airway behind the tongue
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
  • Surgical Options: Removing tissue around the airway (part of the soft palate, tonsils, adenoids, and uvula), and orthodontics with surgical advancement of one or both jaws

Things that you can do at home

  • Attempt to sleep on your side as oppose to your back
  • Always breath through your nose throughout the day when possible
    (use nasal aids at night and Chin UP Strips if necessary)
  • Try to make sure that you maintain the right body mass index (BMI) for your body type

Start your mornings FEELING refreshed!

Sleep Apnea in Children

As well as affecting adults, OSA also affects children, in fact, children are much more sensitive to OSA than adults. All the symptoms and treatments listed above are applicable to children, with the addition of signs such as bedwetting. In children, OSA can affect school performance; children with OSA also get mislabeled as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other learning problems.

Help your children sleep better!

LET US HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT!

All it takes is a call. We can begin to closely look at and then fully diagnose the issue, ensuring you are left with a treatment solution that makes perfect sense. 

From using a dental splint to CPAP and UPPP solutions, many options do exist that we will be happy to investigate and try out. Unlike other practices, we don’t make any claims or arrange treatment until we work with you to find out what solution would suit you best!

Contact us today

We can take a look at your sleep apnea situation and find a proven solution. If you are suffering from prolonged sleep apnea or similar issues, please contact us today: a solution does exist: we just need to find it for you!