Snore Guard (TAP) – Thornton Adjustable Positioner in Campbell, CA
Snoring is a common problem, but it is not something that you have to live with. If your partner has complained about loud snoring or you feel that you are not getting restful sleep at night, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a long list of serious complications that might shorten your life expectancy. Fortunately, treatment can be relatively simple and comfortable when you consult a somewhat unlikely source for your care: your dentist.
What’s the Problem with Snoring?
Snoring is more than a disturbance for your partner. It may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which deprives the body of oxygen as the airways become obstructed throughout the night. If you have sleep apnea, you might have a number of symptoms in addition to snoring, such as daytime fatigue, memory problems, reduced focus, and morning headaches. Eventually, you might discover more serious health issues, including hypertension, heart disease, and arrhythmia. Therefore, snoring should not be ignored; it might be keeping both you and your partner from getting the valuable sleep that you need.
How Can Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better?
While you might not think of your dentist as a resource for improving your sleep, there is actually an effective treatment option for sleep apnea available at Moradi Signature Smiles. Dr. Moradi has specialized experience with the Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP, which is a custom-fitted appliance that can let you breathe easier while you sleep. The TAP device looks similar to a mouthguard, and it will fit snugly over your teeth to provide optimal comfort. With obstructive sleep apnea, the tongue relaxes and compresses the airways, causing snoring and reduced air intake. The TAP appliance prevents the tongue from fully relaxing by positioning the lower jaw forward. Below, you’ll see some of the advantages that this treatment can offer.
- The TAP is an alternative solution to a CPAP machine, which is a noisy and often uncomfortable appliance that might further disturb your sleep.
- Because your airways will remain open with the TAP in place, you will achieve undisrupted sleep without loud snoring that keeps your partner awake.
- Custom-fitting ensures that your TAP will sit comfortably in your mouth, allowing you to fall asleep easily with it in place.
If you have experienced difficulty sleeping or you want to get to the bottom of your chronic snoring, Dr. Moradi can provide you with treatment in San Jose. To schedule a consultation at Moradi Signature Smiles, give us a call today at (408) 539-3003 or request an appointment on our website.