Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea is an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a patient experiences one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. The sleep disruption caused by sleep apnea can negatively impact your quality of sleep, leaving you tired and irritable.
Mild sleep apnea can often be treated with lifestyle changes such as losing weight, positional therapy or by wearing an appliance to help maintain an open airway while you sleep.
TAP™ Oral Appliance Therapy is often an effective alternative to CPAP for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
The TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner®) sleep therapy appliance provides a simple solution to snoring and sleep apnea. The best news is that patients are now being treated without medicines, surgery, or even a mask. The jaw is positioned forward preventing the soft tissue of the throat and the tongue from collapsing; the Tap has over a 95% success rate. Keeping the airway open allows air to easily pass through the throat, which eliminates snoring and increases oxygen into the lungs.