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Tired of wearing CPAP?

Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.


Tired of feeling tired?

Excessive daytime sleepiness can be a sign of sleep apnea.

Are you grinding your teeth

and snoring loudly during sleep?

Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Did You Know

a dentist can help you stop snoring?

One in three Singaporeans suffers from moderate to severe sleep apnea.
About 90 per cent of Singaporeans are unaware of their condition.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Singapore

Based in Singapore, Asia Pacific Dental Sleep Medicine prioritizes enhancing patient well-being with Oral Appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment. We lead the charge in advancing dental sleep medicine through thorough education, research, and specialized event hosting. Our mission further involves raising awareness about snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and bruxism across digital platforms.


What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, a silent thief, stealthily disrupts the rhythmic dance of our sleep. It's not just snoring. It's a signal, a warning that the airway is blocked, halting breaths, jolting us awake. Imagine, night after night, the body's quest for rest is thwarted. Oxygen levels dip, the heart races, and the brain, starved of its vital fuel, cannot repair, cannot dream. Yet, awareness is the dawn. With knowledge, we can intervene. Solutions, from lifestyle changes to medical devices, promise a return to restful nights. Embrace the change, for in addressing sleep apnea, we reclaim our nights, our health, our vitality.


Types of Sleep Apnea

Three primary forms of sleep apnea exist. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) stands as the prevalent type, occurring when the airway is physically blocked. Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) emerges differently, rooted in the brain's failure to dispatch the correct signals to breathing muscles. Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome represents a blend of OSA and CSA, intertwining physical blockages with neurological signal disruptions. Each type highlights a unique aspect of how sleep can be compromised, pointing towards tailored approaches for management and treatment, ensuring that interventions are as varied as the conditions themselves, aiming for restful sleep across the spectrum of sleep disorders.


Common Symptoms

Loud snoring, observed pauses in breathing, sudden gasps for air upon waking, a dry mouth or sore throat in the morning, headaches at dawn, struggles with maintaining sleep (insomnia), overwhelming daytime drowsiness (hypersomnia), challenges with focusing, and increased irritability encapsulate the telltale signs of sleep disruption. These symptoms weave a common thread through the fabric of sleep disorders, signaling the body's plea for attention and correction. They highlight the intricate balance between rest and dysfunction, urging an exploration into underlying causes and a journey towards solutions that restore the harmony of sleep.



Diagnosing sleep disorders often requires an overnight sleep study, known as a polysomnogram. This comprehensive test captures brain activity, blood oxygen levels, heart rhythms, breathing patterns, and movements of the eyes and legs. It's a window into the night's unseen struggles, providing crucial insights for treatment. For some, home sleep tests offer a more accessible alternative. These portable devices allow individuals to monitor their sleep in the comfort of their own beds, tracking similar vital signs. Both methods aim to unravel the mysteries of sleep disturbances, paving the way for effective interventions and the promise of restorative sleep.


Breathing Devices

For moderate to severe sleep apnea, the go-to remedy is often the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, a pivotal device in sleep therapy. It operates by propelling a continuous airflow through a mask, meticulously designed to ensure the airway stays open throughout the night. This mechanism acts as a bulwark against the collapse that characterizes sleep apnea, offering a seamless bridge to restful sleep. It's a cornerstone treatment that transforms nighttimes from a battleground of breathlessness into havens of uninterrupted slumber, significantly enhancing the quality of life for those it serves.


Oral Appliances

For individuals grappling with mild to moderate sleep apnea, who find the CPAP machine challenging to tolerate, dental or oral appliances present a viable alternative. These devices are ingeniously designed to reposition the lower jaw and tongue, thereby mitigating the airway obstruction that typifies sleep apnea. By gently adjusting oral anatomy, they facilitate a clearer path for airflow during sleep, offering a subtler yet effective means of managing symptoms. This approach has proven beneficial for many, providing a less intrusive yet efficient solution to ensure a restful night's sleep without the complexity and encumbrance of more cumbersome equipment.

Prevalence of moderate to severe sleep apnea by race









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