Treatments For Sleep Apnoea In Melbourne
Common symptoms associated with Sleep Apnoea
As apnoeas occur when you’re asleep, it’s far more likely for your partner or family to notice them than yourself. They will also be the best source of information for many of the common symptoms of sleep apnoea, including overly loud snoring, choking or snoring whilst asleep. There are many symptoms that you can identify in yourself, these include:
- Frequent sleepiness or fatigue during the day
- Restless or fitful sleep
- Waking repeatedly throughout the night
- Feeling out of breath, tired, or very thirsty upon waking
- Tossing and turning at night
- Grinding your teeth at night
- Waking up with headaches
If you are suffering from many or all of these symptoms, it’s time to come and talk to us at the TMJ Centre Melbourne. We can provide you with effective treatments for sleep apnoea.
Treatments offered at TMJ Centre Melbourne
At the TMJ Centre Melbourne, we treat sleep apnoea and snoring through improving the positioning of your jaw, head, and neck to reduce or remove the pressure on your airways. Dr. Shah and Dr. Dowker work together to offer fast acting snoring help. Dr. Shah will design a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) – more simply known as a bite plate – that gently moves the jaw forward and down. This position allows your airway to remain open during sleep.
Mandibular Advancement Splint
At the same time, Dr. Dowker will use chiropractic methods to ensure your airways from the nose to the throat are as clear as possible and make sure your diaphragm is functioning at an optimum level, ensuring nasal breathing. Breathing well through your nose at night is key to getting a good night’s rest and physiologic balance of the body.
With the two doctors working together, you can get relief from the various causes of sleep apnoea and snoring faster.
We will co-treat with ENT (ear nose throat) surgeons, sleep physicians and general practitioners as necessary to achieve the best results for you.
Please come in for our comprehensive Sleep Apnoea diagnosis.