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Losing Sleep? Try Snoring And Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Losing Sleep? Try Snoring And Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Snoring is the sound made when air is restricted during breathing whilst sleeping. Studies have shown that snoring affects roughly 30% of us, rising to 60% with age. Here at Parkfield Dental we take the treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring very seriously. 

In some cases, the sound can be soft. But in most cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. This can lead to disrupting the sleep of your partner or other people you live with. Certain factors affect snoring, such as weight gain, the position of your body during sleep, alcohol, smoking and nasal constriction. 

Snoring affects the quality of sleep of the person suffering, as well as the people around them. At best, snoring is embarrassing. At worst, it can cause significant health issues. 

Snoring may even be a sign or first alarm of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We work closely with sleep clinics to help diagnose sleep apnoea and loud snoring. We frequently take on patients referred to us. Parkfield Dental can help with private tests for sleep apnoea, and test the efficacy of dental appliances. 

Some of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep 
  • Gasping for air and choking during sleep
  • Dry mouth in the morning
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty staying and getting to sleep (insomnia)
  • Excessive daytime fatigue (hypersomnia)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability and short temper

Some of these symptoms can’t be detected by yourself and if you live alone you might not be aware of them. If your partner is concerned about your breathing during sleep then you should seek diagnosis. We always recommend finding professional help if you worry about your health. 

The Health Risks Of Sleep Apnoea

When your airway completely closes during the night the oxygen levels in your body are reduced. Not only does this disrupt your sleep by forcing you awake, but sleep apnoea has been linked to a range of health conditions, including: 

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Increased risk of a stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Acid reflux

Along with these serious health risks, snoring negatively impacts your everyday life. Because it wakes you frequently throughout the night, your body isn’t able to find the restorative sleep it needs. This causes severe daytime drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and irritability. People with sleep apnoea often find themselves underperforming at work and are at greater risk of falling asleep while driving.

How Can We Help?

There’s evidence that oral appliances can substantially reduce snoring and apnoea for many sufferers, especially those diagnosed with mild or moderate apnoea.

Each individual case is different and people snore for a wide range of reasons. This means that oral appliances may not work for everyone, and the same appliance may work for one sufferer and not another.

This is why all patients need proper assessment to determine the severity and nature of their sleep apnoea. At Parkfield some of our patients are referred by medical physicians after diagnosis and sleep study. We’ll assess your individual case/situation at your initial assessment. Then we can discuss your options and look for the right treatment or appliance for you.

We will take moulds of your teeth, jaw positions and fit your chosen appliance and give you instructions on adapting to appliance, helping you to get used to it.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in treating your snoring and sleep apnoea, please get in touch with us today on 0161 445 2397. Find out why we’re the best option in the South Manchester area, including Didsbury, Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle.

Introducing Dr. Joanne Ingleby

Introducing Dr. Joanne Ingleby

Here at Parkfield Dental we are extremely proud of all of our team members, and so we thought that it was about time that we properly introduced you to them.

In this post we focus on Dr. Joanne Ingleby, who brings great patient care and service to the practice! 

Jo always does her utmost to make sure that patient visits are as relaxed, comfortable and painless as possible. She has developed a large group of very loyal patients by giving patients more control during treatment, from choosing their own music, to raising a hand if needing to stop for whatever reason. This reduces patient anxiety. 

 

‘I was recommended to come and see Jo and the team by friends of mine who were already patients here. I’m so happy I did, as 9 years later my teeth have never looked or felt so good. I always get a cheery hello when I arrive and friendly cheerio when I leave. Plus Jo is always very understanding of my aversion to metal fillings. Thanks Jo!’

-Wendy 

 

Dr. Joanne Ingleby graduated from Leeds University in 1989 and joined Parkfield Dental Practice as an associate in 1997. Jo has enjoyed teaching and research positions at dental schools in Liverpool, Manchester, and Baltimore in the USA. She was awarded her postgraduate qualification by the University of Manchester in 1994.

Jo loves the variety of work here at Parkfield. She enjoys performing restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and always strives to deliver a dental service with the highest standard of patient care possible. Jo understands that coming to the dentist isn’t always fun and takes satisfaction in putting people at ease and giving them a more enjoyable dentist experience. 

‘After an accident to my seven year old boy’s adult front tooth, Jo and Jade are the superheroes in his eyes. Thank you Jo and Jade for making his visit relaxing, stress-free and enjoyable. You are simply fabulous!’ 

-Muhammad

 

Jo enjoys the process of designing and transforming a patient’s smile.  She will listen carefully to what you want, take photos and together with you plan your treatment. Jo uses varied techniques from teeth whitening  and white fillings, to dental veneers to crowns to give patients the smile they've always wanted

Joanne has also undergone extensive restorative courses in these fields to broaden her depth of knowledge and experience. Jo has a special interest in root canal therapy and saving teeth that would otherwise need to be removed. 

 

‘I’ve been attending parkfield for years and Jo has really looked after me, I would have no hesitation in recommending her and the practice to friends and family.’ 

-Phoebe

 

Jo is very interested in helping people reduce or stop snoring and improving their sleep quality. She works closely in association National Sleep Centres for the reduction of sleep apnoeaJo has learnt first-hand the benefits of wearing a mandibular advancement appliance- as her husband was previously a very loud snorer –Since wearing a mandibular appliance, he now “barely purrs” and wakes up refreshed. Reduction of snoring improves the quality of life for both the snorer and their loved ones!

Jo enjoys spending time with her family and her dog when she isn't hard at work providing excellent dental care. She loves good music, good food, and spending time relaxing with friends and family. 

If you need dental treatment and you’d like to see Dr. Joanne Ingleby or one of our other talented dentists, please call us today on 0161 445 2397.

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