Sleep Apnoea
in Loughborough

Rediscover Good Quality Sleep

Day dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Suffering from extreme daytime tiredness? Do you have health conditions resulting from poor sleep patterns? Is your snoring driving your partner mad?

Find out how we can help you to rediscover good quality sleep and successfully treat Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

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Debbie Edwards

This place is absolutely amazing the customer care and attention to detail is 5 star. I want to say an extra big thank you to Mandeep (dentist) and Ellie (nurse) for being with me every step of the way, your aftercare and support has been overwhelming and I’m so so pleased with the end result 😊. Anybody reading this review believe me Ascent Dental Care Loughborough is honestly the best.

The Two Types of Breathing Interruptions of OSA

  • Apnoea – where the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax and collapse to cause a blockage of the airway
  • Hypopnoea – a partial blockage of the airway that results in 50% reduced airflow for 10 seconds or more

People with OSA may suffer repeated episodes of Apnoea and Hypopnoea, which means they will often wake regularly throughout the night.

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Georgia Garner

I have had a few appointments now and each and every time the care and level of service is impeccable
All staff members are very friendly and caring
Dr Shiv and Alex took really good care of me, talking through all of the steps and procedures in detail throughout all the appointments,
The results of my treatments are absolutely amazing, I would highly recommend :)

Address Sleep Apnoea to Reduce Health Risks

Regular sleep disturbance will create a huge negative impact on quality of life.

In severe, prolonged or untreated cases, patients suffering from sleep apnoea may be at increased risk of developing certain medical conditions, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Irregular heartbeat

Am I Suffering From Sleep Apnoea?

Most symptoms may generally be picked up by your partner, family and friends first, who will notice problems when you are sleeping, such as:

  • Loud snoring
  • Noisy or laboured breathing
  • Repeated gasping or snorting

Other symptoms that may be noticed by the patient are:

  • Extreme tiredness and fatigue during the day
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood swings

The biggest symptom to watch out for is loud or excessive snoring that has constant gasps and pauses.

How Is Sleep Apnoea Diagnosed?

An Apnoea/Hypopnoea index has been developed to identify the severity of each case. It is used to monitor how many Apnoeas occur per hour during sleep. If the score is less than 10 on the index, it is unlikely to be diagnosed as a clinical problem.

At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough, diagnosing sleep apnea is not that simple unfortunately and we may work in conjunction with your GP to ensure we prescribe the correct treatment and provide the right support.

How is Sleep Apnoea Treated?

  • Lifestyle changes – such as losing excess weight, reduced alcohol consumption and sleeping on your side can all help to reduce the symptoms of OSA
  • Use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device – these devices prevent your airway closing while you sleep by delivering a continuous supply of compressed air through a mask
  • Wearing a mandibular advancement device (MAD) – wearing a custom -made gum shield at night works by holding your jaw and tongue forward to increase the space at the back of your throat while you sleep. Please read our page on Anti-SnoringTherapy to learn more about the Somnowell device and how this may help OSA.

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