I tried the contraption in my mouth. It did not work for me. Raising the pressure has helped a lot. I am still looking for more improvement.
If it works for you that is good news.
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I think I seriously need to try it. Can you old give me more info as to what it feels like and what kind you have? I'm getting desperate
07-09-2016, 09:43 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-09-2016, 09:44 PM by HomerJay.)
I had one of these devices a while back and found it painful and my mouth was always very very dry. I would wake after a couple of hours or less and have to remove it. After about 5 weeks I gave up. It cost me around $2000 as it was purpose made by my dentist. Now sits in my draw never Used...
Obviously different people get different results, levels of comfort. Maybe using one with a CPAP with a humidifier would help the dryness?
When I was diagnosed my doctor said I should CPAP or I could try a mouth device. I thought mouth device would be much easier, the thought of being on a CPAP with mask wasn't so nice....
My first thought that was sleeping with a CPAP machine was horrible. Then I had a long discussion with a dentist on using a Mandibular Advancement Device. The problems caused by change in bite over time (100% in 11 years, IIRC), time to make adjustments, repeated sleep studies etc convinced me to try CPAP. I have never regretted it. Mandibular Advancement Devices are not a solution without problems. Make your choice carefully.
07-12-2016, 08:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-12-2016, 08:59 PM by WakeUpTime.)
For mild sleep apnea, perhaps. My research (and first hand experience) tells me that you get a reduction in AHI at best with that technology -- along with other potential issues. If it works for you, great for you. Those devices seem to help with snoring, and a little more. The serious stuff is solved by CPAP/BiPAP/etc.
Dentists, however, are absolutely excited about adding this to their solution mix. This represents the next big profit expansion, after teeth whitening.
For those with moderate or severe sleep apnea who are struggling with CPAP, I'd persist on making CPAP work rather than the allure of an evening dental insert.
Sleep Apnea has given me a terrible memory. Please forgive me if I've repeated myself.