Interesting. Welcome to Apnea Board!
Do you have any personal data to back up your feeling that this has helped your apnea events, or are you just going by how you feel?
In other words, I'm wondering how you know for sure it has helped your apnea events?
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Sorry, I didn't elaborate more... I was without my cpap machine for almost 2 1/2 weeks. I missed getting sleep, my wife was fit to be tied and I wound up having to sleep in the other room again. I tried a chin strap with a pillow and avoided all the things you're not supposed to do before going to bed to limit my throat from closing up. Nothing helped or worked. I had ordered from a dentist who sold a self fitting mouthguard online but after a week of use my teeth grinding destroyed it within a couple of days. The good that came from it, was I felt the mouthguard worked for me... I just needed one that was made better. I checked with a dentist in my area who custom makes these but he wanted $700, and I couldn't afford it. When I got it, I followed the instructions and started using it. Still sleeping in the other room, the first 3 nights I was getting used to it... had some drooling going on and some slight discomfort of my gums, but I actually got sleep for the first time without my cpap machine. I woke up completely rested and for the exception of making my nightly visit to the restroom to urinate I didn't wake myself up and I had alot of dreams which told me I had REM during sleep. The true test was going to be sleeping with my wife again, I was so excited about this but she was still very skeptical that it worked for me. Every night she reads in bed next to me and listened to my snoring while not having the cpap, she agreed to let me back in as long as I didn't snore.... I went to bed with a prayer it would work like it did in the other room and went right to sleep. We'll, the next morning I was still in bed and my wife still asleep. I was anxious to hear what happened... did I snore? If so, how loud? and did I stop breathing at all? Before she got a cup of coffee in her, I was asking and she just smiled and said it worked... I can't believe it, it worked! So, as for my personal data and decrease of apnea episodes... I can honestly say for me this product was a God send and I'm so very happy to share my good fortune in finding it with others who have this terrible affliction. Anyone who would like me to elaborate further on anything else please feel free to post a reply and I'll get back as soon as possible. Thank you for this great forum to communicate with everyone.