Around one third of Australians suffer from some form of sleep disorder, which can have a considerable impact on their lives – including an increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease, work related injuries and depression.
Loud and excessive snoring can be a source of frustration and may be an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), caused by restricted airways in the throat and preventing individuals from getting a restful, deep sleep.
At Kaleen Family Dental Surgery, our sleep apnea doctors work with other medical specialists to identify clinical signs and symptoms of OSA, evaluate risk factors, and provide treatment for adults and children with a range of sleep disorders.
By using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, we can measure a person’s general level of daytime sleepiness. This scale has become the world standard for determining a person’s average sleep propensity in daily life. For more information, please visit www.epworthsleepinessscale.com.
If you’re one of those suffering from troubled sleep, call us and let our sleep apnea doctors take care of you.