Snoring and night sleep apnea treatment

Many illnesses are connected with dream for instance insomnia, narcolepsy, REM spleep behaviour disorder, but snoring and night apnoea are the most widespread.

Snoring is something more than only inconvenience for housemates. It has an influence on our whole body shape. About 40% of adults over 40 years old snore. There are 9% of men and 4% of women with night apnoea syndrome. Snoring occurs when the soft palate and throat uvula relax during sleep causing partial blockage of the airways and resulting in varying levels of noisy vibrations in vicinity of the back wall of throat.

Night apnoea syndrome is based on weakness in the throat and soft palate the airflow is blocked and ill person suffocates during snoring. During apnoea, decreased flow of oxygen to the brain, elicites the defensive reaction: the brain sends signals to breathing muscles which by tightening up unblock the airflow. The apnoea symptoms are: loud snoring with periodic beathing, daytime sleepiness, concentration difficulties, weak memory, personality change.

Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) apparatus, which is a dental device for snoring and night apnoea treatment, is composed of two elements connected mechanically with each other by a special screw which adjusts the protrusion of the mandible and prevents airway blockage effectively and in controlled way. TAP is worn while sleeping only