It is uncommon to miss important sleep apnoea, if the sleep study includes sleep while lying on the back and dreaming. [1 in 300 cases].

Snoring can be treated by avoiding sleeping on your back, weight loss or use of a mandibular advancement splint. We often suggest that people sow 2 pockets in the pajama shirt over their lower back- each slightly off one side with Velcro to hold them closed. Place a plastic practice golf ball in each pocket. Sometimes loss of 5 kg will help snoring, often, you need to lose more than 7 kg and keep it off to stop snoring a lot.

A mandibular advancement splint will pull the tongue forward when in place and help to free up the narrow airway. This will pull the tounge foreward with it. The lower jaw can move back and forth almost 12 mm. Many styles are available. Your own dentist or a dental specialist can provide one. Cost is often $1200 some start around $500: extra cover with health funds will often pay a rebate of $120.

Brisbane’s Professional Sleep Disorder Study Centre
While sleep is a natural part of our existence, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you have trouble sleeping – whether you struggle to fall asleep or are perennially tired – SleepCare’s specialist sleep study centre may be able to uncover the root cause of your issues.
When you visit our sleep clinic, you will experience a study run by doctors who are specialists in sleeping disorders. As active members of the Australia Sleep Association, SleepCare is a specialist clinic focused on helping patients obtain a better night’s rest.
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We are the sleep apnoea specialists
More than a snoring problem, sleep apnoea is a potentially serious condition where the airways become blocked while sleeping. If you believe that you may be suffering from this condition, it’s important to seek medical advice. As a specialist clinic, SleepCare will perform a polysomnogram (psg) – that is, a test used to diagnose sleeping disorders – in order to confirm the root cause of your problems.
Treatment may involve a combination of lifestyle changes (e.g. weight loss), use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or a special mouth guard which holds the jaw forward.
Are you searching for a Brisbane based sleep clinic?
If you suffer from obstructed airways, restless legs, insomnia or simply have trouble falling asleep at night, SleepCare invites you to undertake testing at our specialist sleep study centre in Brisbane.
For more information, contact our clinic today on 1300 753 375
  • Brisbane’s Professional Sleep Disorder Study Centre
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  • Are you searching for a Brisbane based sleep clinic?