While snoring can be the first noticeable symptom of sleep apnea, it is so much more than snoring. During episodes of obstructive sleep apnea, patients’ airways become obstructed while they sleep which can cause them to snore loudly or even to stop breathing while they try to rest. Some of the symptoms to look for are:
● Nightly gasping or choking
● Extreme daytime sleepiness
● Chronic fatigue
● Morning headache
● Impaired memory and judgment
● Mood disturbance
If you’re worried that you or a loved one are suffering from sleep apnea, give us a call.
We prescribe TAP appliances which work by the same principle as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, by holding the bottom jaw slightly forward to keep the throat from closing while lying down. Our TAP appliances are custom fitted and adjustable for maximum comfort and effectiveness.