Are you feeling tired on waking, fatigued during the day? Do you snore or stop breathing when you sleep? It is estimated that up to one third of people have sleep apnoea (where one stops breathing for periods during sleep) and at least 90% is undiagnosed. These undiagnosed episodes are extremely detrimental to health – leading to a high risk of early death from heart attacks, diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure issues, stroke and anxiety disorders.
Dentists are often the front line when it comes to recognising people are having disturbed sleep. We can head you in the right direction to sleep physicians and , where indicated, are qualified to make dental appliances that can help in many cases.