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Understanding Sleep Apnea and the Role of Oral Devices in Treatment

Sleep apnea is often characterised by snoring, a common symptom that can disrupt both the individual suffering from the condition and their sleep partner.

Snoring occurs when the airway becomes partially blocked during sleep, causing vibrations in the throat tissues as air passes through. While occasional snoring is common and may not be cause for concern, persistent and loud snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea.

In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), snoring is typically accompanied by pauses in breathing, gasping for air, and choking sounds as the airway becomes completely blocked. Central sleep apnea (CSA) may also present with snoring, although it is typically less frequent and pronounced than in OSA.

Recognising snoring as a potential indicator of sleep apnea is crucial for early detection and intervention to prevent further health complications. At the Beacon Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic, we prioritise thorough evaluation and personalised treatment to address all aspects of sleep apnea, including snoring.

For many individuals, finding effective treatment can be challenging, especially if traditional therapies like CPAP or BiPAP machines have been unsuccessful.


At the Beacon Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic, we understand the frustration and exhaustion that comes with living with sleep apnea. That’s why we offer oral devices, also known as mandibular advancement devices (MADs) or dental appliances as an alternative to CPAP machines for the treatment of sleep apnea.

These custom-made devices are designed to reposition the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep, reducing the frequency and severity of apnea episodes.

One of the primary benefits of oral devices is their convenience and ease of use. Unlike bulky CPAP machines, oral devices are small, discreet, and comfortable to wear, making them ideal for individuals who struggle with traditional therapies. Additionally, oral devices are portable and travel-friendly, allowing patients to enjoy restful sleep wherever they go.


If you or someone you know is struggling with sleep apnea and seeking effective treatment options, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Beacon Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Edward Owens, is here to provide personalised care and support tailored to your unique needs.

Take the first step towards better sleep and improved health by contacting us today to learn more about how we can help you overcome sleep apnea and achieve a restful night’s sleep.

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