Mawson Lakes Dental is a Sleep Services Australia accredited Sleep Study Centre. We offer:

  • Home-based studies and CPAP studies
  • CPAP trials and ongoing evaluations
  • Arrangement of Specialist Sleep and Respiratory Consultations
  • Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) Therapy
  • Treatment options for sleep and respiratory disorders

We will perform an airway assessment at your general check-up or sleep consultation. If you snore or are aware of sleep apnoea type symptoms you can request a sleep consultation to discuss diagnosis and treatment options further.
We provide a rental sleep study machine to take to your home and record a full night sleep. This is assessed by a Sleep Physician and assessment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea can be determined. Mandibular advancement splint or CPAP machine may be recommended.

Mandibular Advancement Splints

Mandibular advancement splints (MAS) are mouth splints worn in the mouth during sleep used for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea. These work by advancing the lower jaw to maintain an open airway while sleeping.

Are you at High Risk for Sleep Apnoea?

This simple, eight-item questionnaire may be an effective way to identify if you are at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Answer yes or no to each of the following questions. Then count how many you answered ‘Yes’ and refer to your score below.

STOP-BANG Questionnaire

1. Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)? Yes – No
2. Do you feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime? Yes – No
3. Has anyone observed you stop breathing during sleep? Yes – No
4. Do you have high blood pressure? Yes – No
5. BMI* more than 35 kg/m2? Yes – No
6. Aged over 50 years? Yes – No
7. Neck circumference greater than 40 cm? Yes – No
8. Are you male? Yes – No

*Body Mass Index (BMI) is determined by your weight in kg divided by your (height in metres)2.

 

SCORE:

High risk of OSA: answering Yes to three or more

Low risk of OSA: answering Yes to less than three