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in middle of maxillary expansion, wake up every night right after falling asleep
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in middle of maxillary expansion, wake up every night right after falling asleep
Hi,

I had a maxillary expander put in in October and about 2 months into the expansion process I started waking up about 5-20 minutes after falling asleep every night. It's been about 6 weeks of this and it happens every single night, sometimes it takes a couple of hours to get back to bed so it is very disruptive to my sleep. I usually wake up once in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and it sometimes happens when I try to fall asleep after, although this isn't as frequent of an occurrence as the initial wake up. This would occasionally happen to me before but on a frequency of maybe once a month or every other month. My doctor doesn't think this has anything to do with the expansion, and based on my googling I can't find any complaints like this related to maxillary expansion. Overall the expansion has been a net positive, and I have no reason to suspect it's related to this strange complaint other than it started happening a couple of months into the expansion.

Any ideas what could cause this / tips to help resolve? I've tried increasing my pressures, taking a night off CPAP, nothing really seems to make a difference.
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RE: in middle of maxillary expansion, wake up every night right after falling asleep
Sorry I don’t have any suggestions for you it’s not some thing I have heard about. But I would suggest you need to look very carefully at your sleep routine and any changes you feel are causing you issues. Other users with insomnia may be able to suggest things that may help.
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