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Sleep Appliances at Melbourne St Dental Studio

Woman covering her ears with a pillow while man snoresDo you go through your days in a fog? Are you exhausted, no matter what time it is? If you suffer from any of the following, it might be a sign that you have difficulties sleeping at night:

  • Depression
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Poor memory
  • Short concentration
  • Snoring

The Dangers of Sleep Apnoea

If you have difficulty sleeping, it may be due to loud snoring, gasping or choking. When you wake, you might have a headache and feel irritable. Those with sleep apnoea experience disturbed sleep. Your airway will collapse when you lie down to sleep, preventing air from entering your lungs. You will cease breathing for a moment, which awakens you. It can happen dozens or even hundreds of times per night, making you feel like you haven’t slept a wink in the morning.

Recognising the Signs

It might surprise you to discover that your dentist is usually the first to see the symptoms of sleep apnoea. Since it affects your cranio-facial anatomy, dentists can recognise the signs and provide you with a home sleep screening device called a MediByte®.

We’ll show you how to use the equipment, and you’ll take it home with you overnight and return it the following day. Your results are downloaded right from the device. You’ll receive a report and explanation from us along with the appropriate recommendations.

A Mandibular Splint for Sleep Apnoea

One such treatment option is a SomnoDent, which is a mandibular advancement split. This custom-created device moves your lower jaw forward so that the tissues at the back of your throat relax and your airway isn’t blocked when you sleep.

How Can We Help?

Get the rest that you need. Contact Melbourne St Dental Studio today to book an appointment or learn more about sleep appliances South Brisbane! We’re providers for Bupa and HCF and accept all health funds. You can claim your rebate on the spot with our HICAPS machine.

CONTACT US


Dental Appliances South Brisbane, West End, South Bank QLD | (07) 3217 2900