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A 20-year-old male asked:

Been suffering severe sleep apnea diagnosed at 17 but much longer than this.feel deprivation and bad effects daily.hate cpap. can oral device help me?

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Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Oral device CAN help: CPAP is the gold standard for OSA treatment because it is effective in almost every case. Oral devices are tolerated by some patients. The most likely candidates are non-obese patients with mild sleep apnea. Studies show some oral appliances reduce OSA severity by 50%, on average - patients with moderate to severe OSA may still have symptoms or remain at higher risk for heart disease, etc.
Last updated Dec 25, 2015

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