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You deserve a good nights rest and a day without fatigue or sleepiness. Contact one of our Sound Sleeper dentists today and sleep better!

At Sound sleeper, we have handpicked dentists from around Australia to be part of our group. All dentists who are a part of Sound Sleeper have undergone accreditation in supplying sleep related dental treatments, including treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea.

Sound Sleeper is a unique grouping of dental/sleep physicians dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of sleep apnoea conditions using oral appliance treatments that are safe, comfortable and effective.

With the use of a range of innovative dental devices – also known as the Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) – our dentally-trained sleep specialists will improve your breathing disorder and give you a better sleep for life.

Although oral appliance therapy has been around for more than 25 years as a well-researched extension of dentistry, many physicians are not trained or versed in the various treatment options. Other than offering CPAP or surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea, few medical or dental practitioners have received training or education in oral appliance therapy. Nevertheless, the use of so-called anti-snoring dental devices has emerged as the first line of treatment for patients presenting with mild to moderate sleep apnoea.

The three Cs of Oral Appliance Therapy: Comfort, Convenience and Choice

Oral appliance therapy is often viewed as a viable alternative to patients who have difficulty complying with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment, currently the de facto option. Given that CPAP patient compliance rates are rather low – with only around 23-45% reporting treatment success – the growing awareness and acceptance of oral appliance therapy indicates the need for modern alternatives that deliver effective results. In addition to the CPAP option, which many have found unfeasible or difficult to cope with, you now have the choice to minimise your snoring problems with a comfortable and convenient dental alternative.

Sound Sleeper represents a rare convergence of some of Australia’s finest dental practitioners in the field of oral appliance therapy. Dentists from all over Australia have been handpicked to join our thriving organisation. Every Sound Sleeper dentist needs to have undergone accreditation courses as part of their continuing education in sleep related dental treatments. Armed with the necessary skills, expertise and experience, our team of sleep apnoea experts is your answer to a good night’s rest.

To locate an accredited Sound Sleeper Dentist who can help with your sleep apnoea condition, click here to begin your search.   

Did you know...

English author Charles Dickens first described the sleeping disorder in his novel The Pickwick Papers. Dickens’ depiction of a fat boy, Joe, who exhibits symptoms of the nocturnal breathing disorder led to the condition being referred to as Pickwickian Syndrome in the 19th Century. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the scientific circles took serious interest in the subject and actual patient studies were carried out. More than a decade later, Harvard Physician Dr. John Remmer discovered a link between poor sleep and airway obstruction – it was he who coined the term Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA in 1978. Dr Remmer’s discovery paved the way for other physicians and scientists looking for solutions to treat the condition.

If you are visiting our website because you are concerned about the effects of sleep apnoea or would like to find out more about this serious, potentially life-threatening condition, you’ve come to the right place. Click here for more information on sleep apnoea.

Do you have sleep apnoea?

Although millions of people suffer from sleep apnoea, its causes and symptoms are largely ignored or neglected. In fact, the majority of people who suffer from the condition are not even aware of it. Many mistakenly consider it a harmless snoring problem that cannot be helped. Nothing can be further from the truth. Your snoring problem may be more than just an occasional nuisance...

In reality, sleep apnoea can affect people in any age group although middle aged and overweight males are more prone to the condition. Sleep apnoea has been linked to serious health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. Common signs and symptoms of the condition include stress, depression, headaches, lethargy and bad temper. In extreme scenarios, untreated sleep apnoea can even result in motoring accidents and sudden death.

Today, sleep apnoea treatments range from surgery to CPAP, dental splints to changing of lifestyle habits such as weight loss or sleeping positions. Dental devices have proven to be highly effective – not to mention easier to use than CPAP and offering more telling results than weight loss programs – in treating the causes and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Since dentists are often the first health care professionals to notice OSA symptoms when investigating the mouth, they are in a vantage position to offer custom-fitted oral appliances (mandibular splints) as part of a viable, minimally invasive therapy.

Dental Appliances, the Dental Solution to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Different Types of SomnoDent Dental Appliances

To locate an accredited Sound Sleeper Dentist who can help with your sleep apnoea condition, click here to begin your search.  

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