Indeed, the snoring and/or sleep apnea problem is due to a collapsing of the upper airway caused by the muscles of the throat relaxing during sleep. To maintain an adequate respiratory flow, the person asleep must consequently make an effort to breathe. To open the upper airway, the appliance moves the lower jaw forward to a comfortable position thus enabling you to breathe during your sleep.
The soft structure of the throat vibrates as air is forced through a narrow airway, which produces the snoring sound.
The soft structure completely obstructs the airway. The patient stops breathing for more than 10 seconds and sometimes this can happen over 30 times per hour.
The Panthera D-SAD moves and maintains the lower jaw in a forward position. Air can flow normally.
1American Academy of Sleep Medicine & American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines - 2015.