My Husband Snores and Neither of Us Ever Feels Rested. Could He Need Sleep Apnea Treatment?

While it may sound a lot like common snoring, obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, is actually a much more serious problem caused by soft tissue blocking your airway near the base of your tongue. The real sign that your issue is sleep apnea and not snoring is when the snoring – along with breathing – stops. Sleep apnea is so serious in part because it can cause patients to stop breathing for a minute or longer, hundreds of times a night. When your breathing stops, your body wakes itself up to gasp for breath. That means, not only are you waking up over and over again all night, often without even knowing it, you are also becoming oxygen deprived! Sleep apnea can lead to all kinds of problems including:
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Morning headache
  • Irritability
  • Impaired memory
  • Mood disturbance
Many people obtain relief from sleep apnea with a CPAP machine, but some find it cumbersome, noisy, and difficult to sleep with. We offer a small, comfortable, and portable alternative for people who are struggling with mild or moderate sleep apnea or can’t wear their CPAP machine – the TAP dental appliance for sleep apnea. The TAP device fits comfortably over your teeth and holds your lower jaw forward, preventing soft tissues from collapsing back into the throat, keeping the airway open, and allowing you to get the restorative deep sleep you deserve.]]>