Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.
Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.
Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.
As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.
The Moses® appliance is the most effective snore appliance on the market. This device has improved on the simple MAD designs of the past to incorporate tongue management. It actually activates reflexes to advance the tongue. It lowers elevator muscle activity, reduces clenching, decreasing bruxism. The two part design is extremely comfortable. It allows the patient to close their lips, talk and even drink.
It has been developed by Allen J. Moses DDS, DABCP, DABDSM. He holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor at Rush University Medical School in the Department of Sleep Disorders. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Moses has appointed Modern Dental Laboratory USA the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of The Moses® appliance worldwide.