Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea is a common disorder in which you stop breathing while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 or more times an hour. Typically when someone stops breathing during an apnic episode they will suddenly start breathing normally again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Not only does this cause you to get poor sleep, it can be a life-threatening condition. Dr. Pruett offers an oral appliance as a treatment for sleep apnea called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP. The TAP is a mandibular advancement device designed to keep your airway open during sleep. If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea we will help you get screened and go through the steps to get this life saving appliance.