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Treatment

  • Life Style Changes and Counselling
  • CPAP
  • Mandibular advancement Devices
  • Surgical Therapy
  • Diet Counselling
  • Psychological Counselling

Treatment

Snoring and Sleep Apnea centre offers a range of medical, dental and behavioural treatments for people diagnosed with sleep disorders, There is no one single treatment that fits everyone. The most appropriate treatment will depend on the results of the sleep study, severity of disease, age, body weight, medical history and anatomy of the upper airway.

After proper testing and diagnosis and based on the severity of sleep apnea, treatments at our clinics are tailored to suit each patient. We can help you achieve the sleep you need and improve your health and quality of life

Successful OSA treatment can improve your blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, irregular heart rhythm, depression, improved concentration and memory. It will provide a reduction of daytime sleepiness, reduction of morning headaches, night grinding of teeth, the risk of accidents. You’ll get a better night’s sleep and feel more energized when you wake up. As a result, you will have more energy, concentration and memory. Your quieter sleeping will often result in better sleep for your bed partner and family members too.

If you suffer from a sleep condition that is not sleep apnea, Our specialists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Centre will identify this in your assessment and manage you accordingly.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes are an important part of our treatment program, and in mild sleep disorders cases, lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to improve a person’s sleep.

Life style changes include

Behavioural treatment and avoidance of risk factors.

  • Weight loss- increase in weight and tissue, fat around neck area is often a cause for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Frequently, a drop of few kgs of body weight can reduce the severity of snoring and the number of apnoea events
  • Body positioning while sleeping – people with positional snoring or OSA (ie sleep apnea that only occurs when they sleep on their back ) may benefit from devices that prevent them from sleeping on their back
  • Avoidance of CNS depressants like alcohol, sedatives, sleeping pills- these relax the muscles in the throat , which may make the airway more likely to collapse during sleep.
  • Avoidance of upper airway irritants
  • Stopping smoking. Smoking can increase the swelling in the upper airway, which may worsen both snoring and apnea.
  • Follow proper sleep hygiene

Oral Appliance Therapy

American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT ) is an effective therapy for mild to moderate sleep apnea. OATs now are widely regarded to be the best available treatment for primary snoring. It is often used as an alternative therapy for one who is unable to use a CPAP machine, even in cases of Severe Sleep Apnea.

OATs are custom made special appliances, made for your mouth. These are worn during sleep and helps reposition tongue and lower jaw forward, thereby opening up the airway for easy and effortless breathing. These are also called Mandibular Advancement Devices

Breathing Machines

Continuous positive airway pressure, also called CPAP is a treatment in which a mask is worn over the nose and / or mouth while you sleep. The mask is hooked up to a machine that delivers a continuous flow of air into the nose. This air flow helps keep the airway open so that breathing is regular.

The specialists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Centre will evaluate and recommend the right type of mask for you and counsel you in the proper usage of the CPAP machines. Sometimes a humidifier may be recommended that adds moisture to the air so that dryness of the nose or throat is avoided.

Surgical Treatment

Surgical intervention is another approach to sleep apnea treatment. Several surgical procedures are used to increase the size of the airway. Some of the common surgical procedures used to treat sleep disorders including

  • Removal of Adenoids and Tonsils ( if enlarged )
  • Removal of Nasal Polyps or other growths
  • Removal of excess tissue in the airway
  • Correction of structural abnormalities, like a deviated nasal septum, smaller, lower jaw that may be obstructing airway or contributing to Sleep Apnea
  • Bariatric Surgery. This surgery can promote weight loss that improves sleep apnea

Our surgical team will evaluate the findings and suggest a surgical plan that may best help you.