Why Patients Love This Dental Sleep Appliance

Why Patients Love This Dental Sleep Appliance

Quality Sleep with the TAP 3 Have you been looking for a solution to your drowsy days and sleepless nights caused by your severe snoring or sleep apnea? Today, there are a handful of oral devices that are typically made by a dentist or sleep specialist to relieve symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea. The Thorton Adjustable Positioner 3 (TAP 3) is one example of a dental sleep appliance that many patients in Southfield, MI, and surrounding areas love and have found to be a highly successful solution to their sleepless nights. Also known as a mandibular device, the TAP 3 is a custom-made, two-piece appliance that snaps together to fit comfortably over the upper and lower teeth. How It Works The TAP 3 operates to position the lower jaw forward, allowing for a greater range of lateral movement. The level of comfort and effectiveness of the TAP 3 surpasses other oral appliances because it’s unique design allows patients to adjust the degree of how much the lower jaw is held forward. The small mouthpiece clears any obstruction in the airway such as collapsed soft tissues in the throat or the tongue by using its hook mechanism. Dr. Bogrow at the Dental Center for Sleep Apnea and Snoring offers the TAP 3 to patients who have officially taken a sleep test and been prescribed an oral appliance. Benefits of the TAP 3 Using advanced technology like TAP 3 allows dentists and sleep specialists to provide patients with unmatched and effective results. The TAP 3 improves breathing and eliminates snoring in over 95% of patients. This level of success can’t...
How Quality Sleep Changes Your Life

How Quality Sleep Changes Your Life

If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, you’re not alone. In fact, sleep apnea impacts over 20 million Americans. Research links sleep apnea to a number of serious health risks including strokes and heart disease. Seeking treatment is vital for optimal health. There are many treatments available and it has never been easier to get diagnosed. Here are some of the ways getting the quality sleep you deserve will change your life. Increase Your Energy It’s no secret that when you don’t get enough sleep you lack the energy you need to function at your best. Daytime sleepiness is a real concern for sleep apnea sufferers and it can be remedied with proper rest. The problem is that even when you’re getting a full night of sleep, obstructive sleep apnea prevents you from getting quality rest to recover for the next day. Once your sleep apnea is treated, you can expect to feel more energetic to accomplish your daily goals. Makes You Look More Youthful In a study from the University of Michigan, researchers studied how getting the proper treatment for sleep apnea affects the way people look. Images were taken of participants with sleep apnea before and after two months of treatment. When ranked by neutral observers, the images taken after sleep apnea treatment were judged to be more alert, youthful, and attractive twice as often as the before images. Getting the sleep you need restores your body and helps you look your best. Beyond improving your appearance, it can also reduce your risk for many health complications. Improves Your Health When left untreated, sleep...
The Dangers Of Leaving Sleep Apnea Untreated

The Dangers Of Leaving Sleep Apnea Untreated

Sleep apnea might seem like it’s just extreme snoring, but leaving this sleep disorder untreated can lead to serious damage to your health. Screening for sleep apnea can help diagnose the problem, allowing Dr. Bogrow to help manage and treat the causes and symptoms with a variety of different options depending on your needs. Is It Sleep Apnea or Snoring? Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes disruptions in the breathing while you sleep. These disruptions can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits or by obstructions in your airway that prevent you from being able to breathe. While it might just seem like snoring, sleep apnea is actually a much more serious condition that requires professional treatment. Stops in breathing, no matter how short when they happen multiple times a night can start to present serious risks to your over-all well being. Some of the indicators that your snoring might actually be sleep apnea include: Startling awake in the night due to snoring or lack of breathing Excessive sleepiness during the day Irritability due to lack of sleep Difficulty focusing Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea Leaving sleep apnea untreated can be a serious risk to your health. Lack of sleep can wear down your body and cause health problems. Some of these dangers of untreated sleep apnea include: High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Diabetes Weight gain Seeking Sleep Apnea Treatment If you notice you are showing signs or symptoms of sleep apnea, being referred for a sleep study can help determine if you are suffering from the sleep disorder. While Dr. Bogrow, can’t diagnose sleep apnea. he works with...
Nine Need-to-Know Facts About the CPAP Device

Nine Need-to-Know Facts About the CPAP Device

So, you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and a machine called CPAP has been recommended as a course of treatment. CPAP machines might look and sound pretty terrifying at the beginning, but understanding how it works can help put your mind at ease. After a brief period of discomfort to adjust to this treatment, you’ll be able to begin enjoying a better night’s rest. At Bogrow and Associates, your Southfield dentist wants to make sure that you are educated about your CPAP and its benefits to help alleviate any concerns. What is CPAP? CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, uses a ventilator to apply positive air pressure to your airway using a nose mask, helping keep your airway open so you can breathe better. The mask might take some getting used to, but it’s made so you can sleep without having to worry about disruptions in your breathing pattern. Facts To Know About CPAP Becoming educated on what and how your CPAP is going to work as well as how it will benefit your health is important to help you adjust to the machine. Some facts that will help you feel more comfortable with your machine include: There are different types of masks to fit your face. Your sleep apnea treatment team will help make sure you find the perfect mask and machine for you. Animals use CPAP– Certain types of and breeds of animals such as bulldogs, which frequently experience difficulty breathing, can use CPAP. It was invented in 1980 by an Australian physician named Colin Sullivan. They’re extremely quiet–The machine won’t disrupt your partner, as CPAP machines...