Sleep Apnoea

Prioritise Your Health with Sleep Apnoea Care at Somerset Dental

Quality sleep is essential for overall well-being, and if sleep apnoea is affecting your rest, Somerset Dental is here to help. Our experienced team offers personalised solutions to address sleep apnoea and improve your sleep quality.


What is Sleep Apnoea?

Sleep apnoea (or sleep apnea) is a sleep disorder characterised by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. These interruptions in breathing can last for a few seconds to several minutes and can occur multiple times per hour. The most common types of sleep apnoea are obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), central sleep apnoea, and complex sleep apnoea syndrome (also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnoea).

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA): This is the most prevalent form of sleep apnoea. It occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax excessively, leading to a partial or complete blockage of the upper airway during sleep. The brain detects the lack of airflow and briefly wakes the individual to restore normal breathing.
  1. Central Sleep Apnoea: In central sleep apnoea, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe due to instability in the respiratory control centre. This form of sleep apnoea is less common than obstructive sleep apnoea.
  1. Complex Sleep Apnoea Syndrome: Also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnoea, this occurs when an individual with obstructive sleep apnoea develops central sleep apnoea after receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for their obstructive sleep apnoea.


How We Address Sleep Apnoea:

Comprehensive Diagnosis: Our team conducts thorough assessments to diagnose sleep apnoea accurately.

Customised Treatment Plans: Tailored solutions, including dental devices and lifestyle recommendations, are crafted to meet your specific needs.

Continuous Monitoring: We work closely with you to monitor progress and adjust treatment as necessary to ensure optimal results.


Don’t let sleep apnoea impact your well-being. Schedule a consultation with Somerset Dental to explore personalised solutions today!


Diagnosis often involves a sleep study conducted by a sleep specialist. Our team works in collaboration with specialists to assess and address sleep apnoea concerns.

Treatment options may include custom dental devices, lifestyle modifications, and, in some cases, collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Our personalised approach ensures tailored solutions for each patient.

Yes, custom dental devices can be effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnoea by repositioning the jaw and tongue to maintain an open airway. Our team evaluates the severity of sleep apnoea to determine the appropriate treatment.

While snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnoea, it does not necessarily indicate the condition. A thorough assessment, including a sleep study, is required to determine the presence and severity of sleep apnoea.