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ResMed Narval CC vs SomnoDent G2?
#1
Hello folks. I'm new to the board. Smile

I'm into my second week using my CPAP equipment and seem to be adjusting to it. Time will tell.

My physician also provided me with a prescription for a Mandibular Advancement Device to take with me when traveling. I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with either the ResMed Narval CC or the SomnoMed SomnoDent G2.

Interestingly, the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic did not refer me to any specific dental practitioner but instead recommended that I search the AADSM website. I'd also appreciate any recommendations for good practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area.

- GV
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#2
Hi GVlog,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you are adjusting well to CPAP therapy.
I haven't had any experience with the dental devices you mentioned but hang in there for answers to your question.
Best of luck to you.
trish6hundred
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#3
Welcome GV! Some one should be able to assist you, shortly. I personally have no experience with dental appliances.

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#4
Just a hello from a fellow hosehead. Can't help, but want you to feel welcome while waiting for the smart people to arrive Smile
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#5
Dental devices are a mixed bag. The only way to tell if they are working is to go by how you are feeling and/or by wearing an oximeter.

I am surprised with your pressure range that your sleep doc felt you could also use a dental appliance while traveling. That seems odd.

Not many of us here use one currently although I think one or two have tried. I have read most about teeth issues in the long term. The idea is they move the jaw forward, pulling the tongue with it in the hopes of keeping it out of the way and either preventing an apnea event or making them happen less often or less severe. But if you are only going to use it occasionally, then any side effects from it directly should be minimal.

You can try doing a forum search for "dental device" or "mandibular".

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#6
Thanks for the welcome and the guidance everyone!

I've started experiencing a couple of CPAP's side effects: dry mouth and aerophagia.

   

I've requested a chin strap from my equipment provider. Hoping that it arrives soon. Maybe I'll try out a face mask in 10 weeks when I'm due for a replacement.
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#7
The bloating should go away with time. Many of us experience it in the beginning. The fact you have it with the Autoset is odd, though. Try raising the head of your bed an inch or two. Either the entire headboard or just the mattress.

Are you using the humidifier? If so, sometimes having it turned on too high can have the same effects as not using it at all.

Are you viewing your data? Does it say you have a high leak rate? If you don't, then you aren't mouth breathing at night and a full face mask isn't needed.
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#8
I had a mandibular advancement device and after a few months with it I got severe jaw pain. I am also surprised your doctor advised it for travel purposes. You can take your CPAP along with you on trips and if you find it too bulky there are tiny almost cellphone size cpaps made for travel that probably cost the same if not less than a dental device. CPAP is generally considered more effective than dental devices. I would as your doctor why he advised the dental device for travel when you can easily travel with your cpap.
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#9
Hello Paula,

The bloating has been diminishing over the past couple of days. I do have the humidifier set to maximum so perhaps I should adjust it downwards.

I'm still getting the hang of reading my charts. Each morning I've gotten "Mr.Smiley" on the Leak indicator for my S9 and no "Mr.Frowny". If it helps, this is what my chart looks like to-date.

   


Hello Lukie,

I was the one who requested the MAD. One of my former coworkers had notable success with it. She too experienced severe jaw pain but it went away after the device was adjusted. She claims to have no problems with it anymore.
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