WELCOME! to the forum.!
I haven't worn a mouth guard so I'm unable to help you with that but, hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you.
09-20-2014, 11:52 AM
(This post was last modified: 09-20-2014, 12:39 PM by vsheline.)
(09-19-2014, 10:55 PM)SanditheTortie Wrote: I really hope this works. I'd would give my left kidney right now if it meant my airway would behave for the rest of my life.
I sincerely wish you good luck with the Oral Appliance device.
In searching for info about the Silent Nite device, I found the following thread by a Silent Nite user that found that Silent Nite reduced her snoring and at first thought it was adequate to avoid CPAP therapy but later found she needed CPAP and was sad to have spent the money for the cheap Silent Nite device.
Cheap meaning relatively economical (around US$500, I think, which for an Oral Appliance is about a quarter the cost of some models but apparently allows only coarse adjustments) AND not very durable (lasts perhaps a year or two).
If the link doesn't work for you, I suggest copying and pasting the following into a google search bar:
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
09-20-2014, 02:11 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-20-2014, 02:15 PM by SanditheTortie.)
I should note I'm currently on Active duty so I am paying $0 for the silent nite and I will be becoming a dependent spouse next month (my hubby is active duty as well) so I shouldn't have to pay for anything since if this doesn't work I'm pretty sure my ENT could argue that I do need CPAP. And then insurance would cover that in full.
Tricare is truely amazing when you need "expensive" treatment. Even it means having to jump through a lot of hoops and follow a lot of rules. No copay or cost per year is for sure worth it.
And if insurance won't pay for the CPAP for whatever reason, but they will apt for the surgery that won't cost me a dime either.
Best of luck, hope it helps you. Let us all know, we always want to know, inquiring minds (nosy people) and all that!
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