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Not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnea. In fact, most people snore at some point in their life. There are four likely culprits. One involves having obstructed nasal airways, usually because of allergy or cold symptoms. Another is poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue. This often happens when you’re very relaxed and sleeping deeply. Being overweight or having a long soft palate and/or uvula can also produce snoring. Sleep apnea, however, is different from typical snoring.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea happens when your actual breathing is interrupted, or stops, whenever you sleep; it is usually characterized by loud snoring on a habitual basis. Again, most people do snore on occasion, but when it’s a nightly occurrence and it’s disturbing your sleep, and those around you, it could be sleep apnea. Many sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea describe the following symptoms…

  • Nasal and/or breathing difficulties
  • Chronic snoring
  • Low energy or daytime fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Waking your bed partner
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep

Cures For Sleep Apnea

There are three main treatments for sleep apnea…

  • Expensive sleep apnea surgery
  • Costly sleep apnea equipment like a CPAP machine or
  • Affordable dental devices for sleep apnea

At Pottsville Oral Surgery we can help correct your sleep apnea with a cost-effective device that is worn at night and looks similar to a sports mouth guard.

Ultra PM Positioner and the TAP II TL

The Ultra PM Positioner and the TAP II TL are two medical devices we recommend for sleep apnea. After your initial consultation we’ll examine your case to see if you’re a candidate for either device. If you are, you’ll be fitted for your own Ultra PM Positioner or TAP II TL.

Both devices work by using the same principles of CPR. By positioning the lower jaw in the right location, they open the airway so that air passes through the throat more easily. When this happens, snoring ends, patients feel more rested during the day, and the possibilities of pauses in breathing during sleep are reduced or eliminated entirely. Best of all, this sleep apnea device doesn’t cost thousands of dollars, as other cures for sleep apnea do.

If you or someone you love might suffer from sleep apnea, don’t let another night be disrupted by snoring. Contact Pottsville Oral Surgery today, and find out how the Ultra PM Positioner or TAP II TL can make sleeping safer and more restful.