Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatments
While snoring can be a nuisance for others, it is often misconstrued as being just that. Snoring is sometimes more than just a noise you make while you sleep. It can signify a more serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
OSA is one of the most common sleep-related breathing disorders. It is caused by the repetitive collapse of your upper airway during sleep, stopping and restarting your breathing, often disrupting your sleep. In some severe cases, OSA could result in premature fatality during sleep.
Most people with OSA are unaware that they have the condition until a partner or someone else notices it or they get tested for it. Similarly, most snorers are also unaware that they suffer from OSA and that their snoring is a sign of the disorder.
Fortunately, OSA and its snoring are treatable, and treatments vary greatly from simple measures and precautions for snoring to invasive surgery. There is a wide range of surgeries performed to help control snoring.
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Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
The main objective of OSA treatment is to ensure that airflow is not obstructed during sleep. There are multiple treatments, and some of the treatment options include:
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most common treatment for OSA. It is administered at home by wearing a face mask at night before sleeping.
The face mask gently delivers positive airflow to keep your airways from collapsing at night. The positive airflow is what keeps your airways open and maintains regular breathing.
This is a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for OSA, which is why it is so common. However, this is not a perfect solution because it may not work for some people with mild to moderate OSA.
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) Machine
Bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) machines are used to treat OSA in people who do not benefit from CPAP therapy.
BPAP machines, also known as BiPAP machines, deliver two pressures in response to your natural breathing: inhaled pressure and exhaled pressure. The pressure changes during inhaling versus exhaling.
BPAP machines try to achieve the same thing as CPAP therapy because they use their dual pressures to keep your airways open and maintain healthy airflow.
Surgery for OSA is typically reserved for when CPAP therapy or BPAP machines are not suitable or effective for the patient.
However, surgical treatment is perhaps the most effective solution for OSA and snoring, especially for people who have OSA due to a severe, obstructing lesion of the upper airway that is surgically correctable.
Surgical treatment depends on several things like:
- You need to get surgery
- Whether the underlying problem is surgically correctable
- Your overall health and ability to go through surgery
Our expert specialists evaluate each patient for valid candidacy before surgery. They begin with a physical examination to check the anatomy of your upper airway and even a laryngoscopy.
Surgical treatment for OSA offers long-term benefits in most patients. However, like most surgical treatments, complete elimination of OSA is not a guarantee. This will mostly depend on the case, the patient, and the specific procedure.
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Why Enhanced Dental Studios for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatments?
Enhanced Dental Studio offers a wide range of dental and medical solutions and services to Brisbane and Gold Coast neighbourhoods, including OSA treatments. Your safety and comfort are our main priority, which drives our entire clientele.
Our team of highly qualified care providers can provide OSA and snoring treatments with precision and accuracy that offers long-lasting results.
Here are some of the advantages of getting OSA and snoring treatments at our clinics:
- Highly experienced, certified care providers
- State-of-the-art technologies
- Safe, professional, and friendly environment
- Personalised care service
- Follow-up care
- FREE consultation and assessment
There are a few options available for you - feel free to organise a free consultation to discuss your most suitable options with one of our experienced and caring professionals.
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