Now, there is an effective alternative worn inside the mouth which will provide an airway which relieves the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Colleyville, TX (PRWEB) July 5, 2010
A simple intraoral device called a TAP 3 appliance may be a more suitable treatment choice for many patients who suffer from sleep apnea than the traditional CPAP device. CPAP is a gas mask-like device which forces air into the lungs of apnea suffers through a mask or a nose appliance. As many as 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially deadly disease which ruins the quality of life of those who suffer from it as well as the lives of those around them. People with sleep apnea frequently snore very loudly as well and stop breathing for 10 or more seconds five or more times per hour during their “sleeping” period, rarely achieving the deeper stages of sleep necessary for wellness.
Colleyville dentist Dr. John Vinings has successfully treated hundreds of sleep apnea sufferers with the TAP 3 appliance over the past three years. Dr. Vinings says fewer than 40% of those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea use the CPAP on a regular basis. Vinings says “the mask is uncomfortable and frequently dislodges when the patient turns to the side in their sleep making it ineffective. Additionally, the machine is noisy and the patient feels air being forced through their mouth and onto their face if the mask doesn’t seal properly.” All this creates a situation which many patients find is impossible to tolerate, even though without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to many other health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction in men, and decreased libido in women. People with sleep apnea also have a higher number of automobile accidents than average due to the fact that they do not get restful sleep and fall asleep at the wheel frequently.
There are countless millions of Americans with sleep apnea who remain undiagnosed and untreated. In many cases, this is due to their fear that they will have to sleep each night for the rest of their lives attempting to wear a CPAP. Now, there is an effective alternative worn inside the mouth which will provide an airway which relieves the symptoms of sleep apnea. Dr. Vinings says the TAP 3 is easy to fabricate, more portable than a CPAP, and much more comfortable. Dr. Vinings works with several area physicians who specialize in sleep disorders. Many recommend the TAP 3 as treatment of choice for their patients and send patients directly to Dr. Vinings. Following initial adjustment, Dr. Vinings returns the patient to their sleep doctor for a follow-up sleep study and final adjustment of the TAP 3 appliance to insure maximum effectiveness.
The TAP 3 appliance may be your best choice in treating sleep apnea and enjoying the benefits of improved health and well being.
For more information, please visit http://www.drvinings.com.
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