Help for Chronic Snoring
Heavy snoring can be caused by a variety of issues. In some cases, it’s the cessation of snoring that is the problem. If this is happening to you, (and you may not even be aware of it), you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that puts you at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
While sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed and treated by a physician or sleep specialist, Dr. Briscoe can contribute to your treatment by helping to alleviate your snoring. He can fit you with TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) to wear at night. This appliance holds your lower jaw in a more forward position to maintain a clear airway and prevent snoring.