Important Recommendations when Considering Treatment for Snoring or Sleep Apnoea
Recommendation No. 1
Patients should choose only scientifically-proven treatments
The only scientifically-proven and consistently effective treatments for snoring and sleep apnoea are mandibular advancement splints (MAS) and positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. MAS and PAP therapy have extensive scientific evidence that details their effectiveness, risks and benefits.
However, there are many claims made for other forms of treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea, but unfortunately many of these are unproven, do not work and can ultimately leave sufferers disappointed.
Adelaide Sleep Clinic advocates only the scientifically-proven methods of treatment.
Recommendation No. 2
Patients require a proper diagnosis in order to receive appropriate treatment
A large number of people who regularly snore have the medical condition obstructive sleep apnoea. And many who have sleep apnoea are unaware that they have it! For people who snore regularly, it is important to have an assessment by a trained health professional for the possible presence of sleep apnoea. Any required treatment can then be appropriately tailored for the needs of the individual patient, with an increased likelihood of a successful treatment outcome.
Adelaide Sleep Clinic advocates a thorough assessment and diagnosis prior to treatment being provided.
Recommendation No. 3
Patients with snoring or sleep apnoea will benefit from treatment provided by trained sleep health professionals
Trained sleep health professionals are able to provide appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatment for sufferers of snoring and sleep apnoea.
Patients who are being treated for sleep apnoea should have a follow up assessment to ensure there is objective evidence that the treatment is working, even if they are feeling better and no longer snore. MAS or PAP therapy can be adjusted to further improve effectiveness.
Patients of Adelaide Sleep Clinic receive MAS therapy provided under Clinical Director Dr Michael Bradley, who is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australasian Sleep Association, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Adelaide Sleep Clinic
Helping people with snoring and sleep apnoea
Suite 3a Wellington Centre
2 Portrush Road PAYNEHAM 5070
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Phone 13-000-SLEEP (13-000-75337) for an appointment