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Snore Guard for Chronic Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snore Guard for Chronic Snoring and Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while sleeping – often leading to frequent, loud snoring. Specifically, this is instigated when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes while you sleep, causing interruptions in breathing. These interruptions usually last between 10 to 20 seconds each and can occur up to hundreds of times a night. Sleep apnea is typically more prevalent in males, smokers, and the elderly; it can also cause a wide range of problems from sleep disturbance to more serious health issues. However, with advances in dental devices, this condition can now be treated and controlled.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud, chronic snoring and long pauses in breath
  • Choking or gasping while sleeping
  • Feeling tired and sleepy throughout the day
  • Waking up with a headache, dry mouth or sore throat
  • Insomnia or constantly waking during the night
  • Forgetfulness, irritability or depression

Problems That Can Develop from Untreated Sleep Apnea

  • Chronic tiredness from sleep deprivation
  • Slower reflexes, poor concentration
  • High blood pressure and weight gain
  • Health issues such as diabetes and heart disease

Preventing Sleep Apnea with the TAP 3 Snoring Mouth guard®

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is an effective, comfortable treatment solution for patients experiencing snoring and sleep apnea. Using the TAP 3 device, your jaw is held in a forward position so it does not fall open and cause your airway to collapse. This reduces snoring and enhances breathing.

Currently prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide, the TAP 3 device offers advantages such as:

  • A durable design with a customized fit
  • Adjustable while wearing the device to achieve maximum success
  • Convenient for travel

The TAP 3 device also effectively treats sleep apnea without using medication, an uncomfortable mask or surgery. To determine if you're a good candidate for the appliance, a simple examination will be conducted.

For more information on sleep apnea, chronic snoring and the TAP 3 mouth guard, call our office to schedule a consultation.