What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder affecting millions worldwide, characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions, known as apneas, occur due to the partial or complete obstruction of the airway, or because the brain fails to send the appropriate signals to the muscles that control breathing. This condition not only disrupts sleep quality but also increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. People with sleep apnea often experience daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and irritability, which can significantly impact daily functioning and overall quality of life. Treatment for sleep apnea is available at Jamestowne South Dental in Bingham Farms, MI.

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The Search for the Right Solution

Our dentists have invested countless hours researching the latest sleep apnea treatment options. These included airway-pressure devices like the well-known CPAP machine, oral appliances such as adjustable head straps, and surgical procedures ranging from tissue removal to jaw repositioning. And while each approach differed in design and function, the ultimate goal was the same: to find a device that can establish and maintain an unobstructed breathing passage and facilitate proper oxygen intake during sleep - something that offers tremendous benefit to mind and body.

Answer: The Thornton Adjustable Positioner

The TAP device not only boasts a high success rate of over 95% but also offers a user-friendly, surgery-free solution to sleep apnea. Its non-invasive nature, coupled with the absence of masks, medication, or surgical requirements, makes it a preferred choice for both patients and dentists. Patients appreciate the comfort, simplicity, and portability of the TAP, which despite its less bulky design, does not compromise on durability. For personalized treatment of sleep apnea in Bingham Farms, MI, patients can consult Dr. Cracchiolo at Jamestowne South Dental, ensuring a better night's sleep with tailored solutions.

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