It is estimated by various studies that up to 70% of adults over 30 years old snore during sleep. Snoring is the sound created by the throat tissues which during sleep tend to fall back and close the airways.
It reaches the highest amplitude when the person sleeps on his back. Because the air does not travel freely through the airways, the person gets less oxygen during sleep or he gets it with higher effort.
Snoring can seriously affect the quality of life, can be inconvenient, embarrassing and it can cause problems in relationship. But in some cases it leads to a more serious problem which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA).
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a serious chronic problem which can cause other serious health issues :
Chronic Sleepiness, High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Depression, Morning Headaches, Heartburn, Fatigue, Slow Reaction Time, Prone to Accidents.
The best treatment for OSA and snoring is the TAP appliance(TAP stands for Thornton Adjustable Positioner).
This device is the only FDA approved non-surgical treatment of OSA and snoring. It is completely reversible, it has over 95% success rate and is the key to a snore-free, restful night without the need of any mask, surgery or medication.
Sewell Dentist, Dr. Pastiu is one of the very few dentists in South Jersey certified to provide treatment for snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with TAP appliance.
Please call his office in Washington Township NJ, 08080 at 856-582-2220 for a free consultation. You are going to be happy that you called.
For more information on OSA, Snoring and TAP appliance visit TAP Airway Management.