Month: September 2014
We all know what it is like. You are sleeping soundly, enjoying a lovely dream, when all of a sudden you are jolted back to reality by a loud noise. You wake up, roll over and your loved one is snoring again. You really do love them, but seriously, that noise is ridiculous, and tossing the pillow at them is getting old.
Snoring happens: when the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, the airway narrows, forcing air through the small opening. This creates vibrations in the throat known as snoring.
Sleep Apnea happens: when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breath, the tighter the airway seals This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person. Unconsciously, he/she will close the jaw, returning the tongue and throat to a normal position. Did you know that sleep apnea can cause: Chronic sleepiness, strokes, heart atttacks, heartburn, morning headaches, depression, high blood pressure and impotence?
Unlike over the counter solutions to these issues, the TAP 3 elite is based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR- the airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring or sleep apnea. So, the TAP 3 elite holds the lower jaw forward so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse.
TAP 3 Elite is custom made just for you. It is comfortable and patient friendly and it is similar to an athletic mouth guard so you wont be sharing your bed with a machine!
Call us at 865 524-1265 have one custom made for you in October and we will take $150 off the price!