Sleep apnea is a common and serious condition that affects a person’s breathing during sleep. This means that a person stops breathing numerous times while they are sleeping and their brain (and the rest of their body) may not be getting enough oxygen. Some signs that can help you identify if you suffer from sleep apnea are
- Loud snoring,
- Waking up from sleep out of breath,
- Snorting or
chokingnoises during your sleep, or
- Headaches when you wake up from a full night’s sleep
If left untreated, sleep apnea can eventually lead to irregular blood pressure, and in extreme cases lead to stroke or heart attack. It is important to seek medical help if you are suffering from this condition, and fortunately, Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry is here to help.
Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry has extensive experience helping patients combat their sleep apnea. We use a device called Thornton Adjustable Position 3 (TAP®3), which is
TAP®3 is advanced technology, which has shown promising results among patients. In fact, it has shown to eliminate snoring in 95 percent of all patients who have utilized it and shown results of improved breathing. It is important to remember that this technology is not offered to patients who have respiratory disorders, dentures, loose teeth or any other condition that could react in a harmful way with the device.