(07-26-2014, 10:56 PM)Doc J Wrote: I think any oral appliance that displaced your jaw (I am assuming that's what it does) would hurt. But what do I know I have not tried it, sounds like a cramp waiting to happen. Cpap is no picnic so it's up to you. I didn't have a choice and I am happy for Pap and that it works.
I have no significant comfort or compliance issues with my oral appliance after a year and a half. You want a good sleep dentist to fit one custom.
I was not fully satisfied with the apnea reduction and am now going back to CPAP, but still using the oral appliance so I can keep the CPAP at lower pressures.
Absolutely the oral appliance can work for some people. For others, it may not be enough or it may cause discomfort.
Don in Austin