Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatments In Mosman Park
It is estimated about 40% of Australian adults snore. Although snoring is often joked about and taken lightly, the noise can cause strain in some relationships.
Snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airway, which makes surrounding tissue in the nose and throat vibrate.
Snoring itself is considered a social problem rather than a significant medical problem. However, if combined with daytime tiredness, it may indicate the presence of a more serious underlying medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (complete obstruction of the airway).
There are significant health problems associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea such as an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, mental health issues, and decreased libido.
Oral devices (sometimes called mandibular advancement splints) are a proven option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Fenn has been involved in oral appliance therapy for several years and has helped many patients experience a more restful sleep.