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East VIC 3350 Australia

Sleep Apnea

The Bakery Hill Dental in Ballarat can help you or your loved ones suffering from sleep apnea.
Do you have a problem with snoring, or sometimes wake up choking or gasping in the night? You could have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).Sleep apnea can be either obstructive (OSA) or central (CSA). CSA affects the nervous system and requires the treatment provided by a specialist.Sleep apnea occurs when you continually stop breathing for as little as 10 seconds or as long as one minute or more during your sleep session,results in disruptive sleep patterns.

Patients with sleep apnea are typically unaware they suffer from the condition, but often wake up multiple times throughout the night gasping for air.

Effects of Sleep Apnea

  • Over an 8-hour sleeping period, you could potentially stop breathing hundreds of times lowering oxygen levels to unacceptable lows.
  • Daytime effects of sleep apnea on your body and mind include:
  • Low energy levels
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Tendency to doze off
  • Symptoms and Causes of Sleep Apnea
  • Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:
  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Moodiness, anxiety, or depression
  • Dry mouth or a sore throat upon waking
  • Morning headaches
  • Frequent urination throughout the night.


Daytime fatigue, trouble breathing, poor sleep, snoring, and other symptoms can be corrected with personalized care from our experienced oral surgeons. You don’t want to wait to be treated if you have sleep apnea; it’s more than just loud snoring and fatigue.
Although anyone can develop sleep apnea, you are at a higher risk if you are older, overweight, male, have a family history of OSA, or smoke. If you have nasal congestion or tonsillitis, a short neck or narrow airway, or use alcohol or sedatives heavily you are also at increased risk.

Seeking treatment from our specialized oral surgeons is the best way to ensure your long-term health. As one of the best practices in the Ballarat area to offer such a comprehensive range of sleep apnea treatments, we can help you sleep better and enjoy a better quality of life through personalized and predictable care.


If you think you or someone in your home might have sleep apnoea or another sleep problem, talk to our BHD dentists today about anti-snoring devices and other treatments. Call us on (03) 5332 3043 or book an appointment online or mail us info@bakeryhilldental.com.au on for further questions.

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