We now offer a solution to a better and quieter sleep.
Have you been told by your significant other that your snoring is driving him/her crazy? Or have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea by your doctor?
What is Snoring?
When the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, the airway narrows, forcing air through the small opening. This creates vibrations in the throat known as snoring.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person. Unconsciously, he/she will close the jaw, returning the tongue and throat to a normal position. The sleep apnea cycle – falling asleep, jaw relaxing, airway collapsing, unconsciously awakening with a gasp, falling back asleep – can repeat itself 50 or more times per hour during the night. With a blocked air passage, one does not receive enough oxygen. Both the awakenings and oxygen deprivation can then trigger other health problems.
Sleep Apnea Can Cause:
• Chronic Sleepiness
• Heart Attacks
• Morning Headaches
• High Blood Pressure
There is a new solution available to those who snore or have sleep apnea – the TAP 3 Elite, an oral appliance similar to an athletic mouthguard that is worn while sleeping. Developed with advanced dental technology, the TAP 3 Elite reduces sleep apnea associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications or other more-cumbersome therapy.
The goal of the TAP® 3 Elite is to prevent snoring and sleep apnea, thereby improving health and quality of life. The TAP 3 Elite is a custom adjustable oral appliance that is worn while sleeping. The appliance holds the lower jaw forward, preventing the tongue and soft tissue of the throat from collapsing into the airway. There is a 96 percent success rate for people treated with the TAP 3 Elite. Whether for you or someone you know, the TAP 3 Elite is the key to better sleep and better health.
Call our Orlando Office at 407-851-0784 to schedule a consultation.