At 92 Dental, we have set up a sleep therapy service to help people suffering from sleep disorders such as severe snoring, sleep apnoea and insomnia to sleep well. Our approach is multi-faceted and takes into account the individual’s needs and circumstances. In particular, we look to understand and resolve the underlying cause of one’s sleeping difficulties, rather than mask the problem with medication.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment
Severe snoring and Sleep Apnoea are sleep disorders characterised by problems with breathing while asleep. They cause the person affected to snore in a way that suffocates them and they therefore wake-up repeatedly during the night, gasping for air. These nocturnal wake-ups can happen so quickly that they are not remembered, but they still decrease the quality and quantity of sleep.
The lack of good quality sleep caused by sleep apnoea can have the same adverse affects to your health as insomnia. Additionally, the restricted breathing caused by Sleep Apnoea can put strain on your heart and cause elevated blood pressure.
Very severe Sleep Apnoea can be life threatening and require major medical intervention. However in over 95% of cases the problem can be effectively treated using a simple dental appliance which our dentists can make.
These devices are to be worn when sleeping, and will reduce snoring and the chances of waking up during the night. They offer a simple and elegant solution to Sleep Apnoea.
If you think you may benefit from a Sleep Apnoea appliance, please book a consultation with one of our dentists here or call us on 020 8748 1381.
Insomnia includes problems falling or staying asleep, or waking up too early. This results in poor sleep quality or quantity. People with insomnia can experience adverse physical and emotional health as a result of this disorder. It is also a leading cause of poor work performance and absenteeism at work. The reduced cognitive functioning that results from a lack of sleep can reduce the quality of every aspect of a sufferer’s life.
Insomnia is usually caused by a combination of psychological and physiological factors. The most successful insomnia treatments revolve around changing both thinking and behavioural patterns around sleep. This can be best achieved through one to one sessions with a therapist where one’s attitudes towards sleep, stress management, and sleep behaviour are addressed.
If you suffer from insomnia, you can book a session with sleep specialist and chronobiologist Dr Katharina Lederle.
Katharina combines her knowledge about sleep with a mix of therapeutic tools and techniques to support you in becoming a good sleeper. The entry package consists of a 2-hour initial sessions and a 1-hour follow-up session about 4 weeks later.
If you would like to book a session with Dr Lederle, please call us on 020 8748 1381.