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Tap 3 coming out of adjustment

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grinderfrank +0 points · 13 days ago Original Poster

Tap 3. Device has been going out of adjustment during sleep. Wasn't sure right away what was happening but sure enough it's moving. Been feeling lousy since I started using it. It has been sent back to airway management to onspect. Curious of outcomes others may of had with this issue.

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Sherry +0 points · 10 days ago Sleep Commentator

I have a Tap 3 but I am not sure what you mee by out of adjustment?

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SleepDent +0 points · 10 days ago Sleep Commentator

I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. What grinderfrank means is that the lower tray of the device is moving backward and losing protrusion which tends to reclose the airway. Mandibular advancement devices like the Tap3 keep the airway open at night by holding the mandible forward(protruded). This opens up your airway and prevents apneas and hypopneas. The Tap3 has a screw adjustment to bring the mandible forward. The patient adjusts it to the optimal protrusion and then leaves it at this setting. If the screw adjustment device wears or fails, the mandible can drift backward and reclose the airway. The patient starts to get more symptomatic. This is a sign that the device has to be repaired in some way, which, presumably, Airway Management will do. Not unusual, happens with some frequency. Arthur B. Luisi,Jr., D.M.D.. The Naples Center For Dental Sleep Medicine.

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grinderfrank +0 points · 10 days ago Original Poster

Thanks Dr. Luigi! I pick up the device tomorrow. I am curious what they found. A little discouraged as this was happening since I got it back in February. With all the virus issues, just Acted on this recently

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