Chances are you or someone you know has a snoring problem that is mild to severe and it is often the butt of many jokes. When we breathe, air flows in and out steadily between our nose or mouth, and our lungs. Typically there is not much sound to this when at a relaxed sitting or standing position. With any vigorous activity, however, the air moves much quicker and produces some minor sounds as we breathe. The reason this happens is the turbulence of the airflow causes some vibration in the nose and mouth.
Now, when we sleep, the area in the throat near the back where our uvula (informally known as the punching bag) becomes very relaxed and during breathing closes intermittently for a quick second or two. The airflow doesn’t change so it causes the tissue to vibrate and make noise—this is snoring.
You Should Take Snoring More Seriously
While snoring does yield to some viral and admittedly funny videos on social media, and can even be a point of contention in relationships—you should take snoring more seriously. It can be the sign of something more serious or even be the catalyst for it.
Sleep-related dental issues like GERD (acid reflux) and teeth grinding may actually be signs of serious health risks such as heart disease, esophageal cancer, stroke and more. Not to mention snoring disrupts important stages of sleep and is proven to cause depression, memory loss, weight gain and more.
TAP Sleep Care available from Comprehensive Dental Group successfully treats a wide array of disruptive snoring and even sleep apnea— a more severe form of snoring where breathing stops completely for extended periods of time.
By offering an innovative holistic, smarter approach to sleep care—we can drastically improve your quality of life and your sleep. Snoring and sleep apnea treatment has often been hit and miss and lacked the full understanding of how humans sleep. Now, with the introduction of DreamTAP® —the most innovative sleep solution to hit the industry; we can stop sleep apnea and snoring with a simple medical device customized just for you.
This Is Modern Sleep Care
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner referred to as TAP, is an innovative and patented medical device specifically designed to keep your airway open as you sleep. While there are many devices that claim to do this, the innovative aspect of the TAP is its single, midline tension mechanism.
What Does This Mean To You?
This actually allows you to move your lower jaw with a far greater range and comfort than any device presently on the market. It is both adjustable and comfortable with easy adjustments that can be made while the device is in your mouth. The DreamTAP sleep care system gives ownership of your therapy back to you, so you can achieve optimal results gradually on a night-by-night basis. It has even been found, after several studies to be more effective and superior to traditional CPAP devices which are often bulky and less than ideal for a good night’s sleep.
CPAP Is Not For Everyone
No two people are alike, neither are their sleep habits either. CPAP treatment just doesn’t work for some patients like it does for others. The DreamTAP system, however, is not a universal fit device. Rather, it is a customized care solution designed specifically for multiple treatment options. The DreamTAP sleep care system, with the coordination of our dental team; allows a custom care plan with a precision-fit trial device to be sent home with you on your initial visit.
We Take Your Sleep Care Seriously
Unlike many of the snoring solution promising unrealistic results—we realize snoring alone isn’t a problem, rather the potential sign of a serious condition. The DreamTAP sleep care system is a comprehensive approach that is focused on patients to treat sleep-disordered breathing. With more than half a million devices purchases and successes—the results speak for themselves.
DreamTap Sleep Care System For Sleep Apnea
There are many conditions that the DreamTAP oral device is a preferred and highly effective method for treating. One of the most common and serious conditions is Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Apnea is a Greek word that literally means without breath—that alone should indicate how serious this condition is. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an involuntary stoppage of breath while one is asleep, usually lasting for 10 seconds or more.
While there are three kinds of sleep apnea: central, obstructive and mixed— OSA is the most commonly diagnosed variation.
Although there are different root causes for the different apneas, people with apnea that is untreated stop breathing often during sleep—sometimes hundreds of times. In some severe cases the length without breath can even be a minute or longer and in most cases, the person doesn’t even realize this is happening.
OSA is nothing to brush off as loud snoring. If not treated, it can have a serious impact on your quality and length of life with consequences such as:
- Heart disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Clinical Depression
- Auto & Workplace Accidents Due To Mental Fatigue
OSA is caused by a temporary blockage of your airway, typically because the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep. As a result, you experience highly fragmented and poor quality sleep. Sleep apnea is as common as type 2 diabetes and affects nearly 20 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation studies.
However, due to the lack of public and health care professionals awareness—most cases go undiagnosed or worse, misdiagnosed as another condition. Fortunately, if properly diagnosed, OSA is very treatable with the DreamTAP Sleep Care System available here at Comprehensive Dental Group.
Dream Of A Better Sleep Experience Today
If you are tired of chronic fatigue, headaches and other symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea—call one of our dental consultants to schedule an evaluation. We will see if the DreamTAP Sleep Care System is the solution to your sleepless nights. Contact us today!