Treatment of Sleep Apnoea
Lifestyle changes. Including weight loss and alcohol reduction.
Any contributing medical condition, such as low thyroid should be treated.
Any surgical conditions such as large tonsils (adenoids) should be corrected.
A ‘nasal continuous positive airway pressure’ (CPAP) is the most effective treatment and involves a mask worn at night that keeps the back of the throat open by forcing air through the nose. However, some people find this difficult to tolerate.
At GP Dental, we make a special mouth guard (called a mandibular advancement splint). It works by holding the jaw slightly forward during sleep and can be effective for mild to moderate sleep apnoea.