What are the different types of treatments?
At Rise Sleep Health we recommend two types of treatment. They depend on your results of a sleep study test and our Sleep Physicians’ advice. If you were diagnosed with:
No OSA – you do not need treatment.
Mild OSA – you may benefit from an Oral appliance or CPAP therapy
Moderate or Severe OSA – You will benefit from CPAP Therapy
What is CPAP Therapy?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most effective treatment if you have Moderate to Severe OSA.
If you have Mild OSA, CPAP is only recommended if your symptoms affect your quality of life or other treatment options have not worked.
CPAP is a simple machine that pumps air through a mask you wear at night. It’s designed to hold your airway open while you’re asleep. It sends air at pressure into your upper airway to stop it collapsing or narrowing. Your sleep clinic or the machine itself will set the pressure for you.
We have collaborated with CPAP Direct who are the “Trusted CPAP experts”, their focus is more than the best prices and advice, it’s about ensuring that they find the right combination of equipment to make sure you get the most out of your CPAP therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Mandibular Advancement Splint (MASs) can be used to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
MASs are devices you wear over your teeth as you sleep. They bring your lower jaw forward to help keep your upper airway open. They’re also called intra-oral devices, mandibular advancement devices and mouth guards. They’re effective if you have Mild OSA.
If MAS is recommended for you, it should be custom-made by a trained health care professional working alongside the sleep service. They’ll want to make impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make your device.
We recommend the SomnoMed range of MAS devices and we work with Gold Coast Prosthodontics in our Rise Upper Coomera clinic.