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Mandibular Advancement Devices - is your mouth supposed to be closed ?
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RE: Mandibular Advancement Devices - is your mouth supposed to be closed ?
(06-04-2020, 10:11 AM)vrapche031 Wrote: I got a SomnoGuard AP MAD and 2 days ago went to get it adjusted for me to my ENT. Yesterday I tried it for the first time and I couldnt fall asleep with it because I had a feeling that my mouth was full of saliva which I couldnt swallow, which was uncomfortable. 

Sounds like it wasn't adjusted properly.

(06-05-2020, 04:42 AM)vrapche031 Wrote: But I just started sleeping through the full night with the CPAP 2 weeks ago roughly, so its not easy to stop now since its already making a difference.

If the CPAP machine is working for you then I would stick with that and forget about the mandibular device. A huge part of overcoming obstructive sleep apnea is adaptation. If you try switching back and forth you can't adapt.

MAD's are less effective than CPAP therapy (statistically speaking) and are really only for people who can't or won't tolerate CPAP therapy.

The other advantage to CPAP therapy is that you can use your computer to look at the data it generates and use it to determine if your CPAP therapy is effective, and to make adjustments to the CPAP machine to improve the effectiveness of your therapy.

Do you really do that much traveling that taking your CPAP machine with you is a burden? It doesn't count towards your carry-on luggage limit.
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RE: Mandibular Advancement Devices - is your mouth supposed to be closed ?
I did recommend narval to you but you have to know, I use a mad together with a machine and a full face mask. On it's own it was not able to resolve my obstructive apneas. It did help me reducing them by about 20% (when used together with cpap)
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RE: Mandibular Advancement Devices - is your mouth supposed to be closed ?
I do a fair amount of weekend trips and I dont want to carry it everywhere with me.especially because sleeping with it without my cpap pillow is absolutely crappy. 

And I can get this for free, so no point in not giving it a go and getting that as well if it helps. I will definitely stick with CPAP though, no intention to stop
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