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Apnea Mouth Guards
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?
Snoring: Snoring is annoying and may harm your sleep and the sleep of whomever shares your bed or even people in other areas of your home. Custom fabricated oral appliances hold the lower jaw and tongue forward to create more space increasing the airway space. A specially trained dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a custom made oral appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have sleep apnea if you sleep with your mouth open? What are some reasons someone would sleep with there mouth open?
My mouth gets extremely dry at night Will using my sleep apnea machine helps mouth from getting so dry.
Go to sleep clinic: It seems like your dry mouth ; sleep apnea may be interconnected. If you're having trouble breathing when you are sleeping, chances are you are mouth breathing which is causing the dry mouth. If you get the condition evaluated maybe a CPAP machine will allow you to breath better and stop mouth breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary for a 4 yr old to have a t & a when he has sleep apnea intermittently? He is a mouth breather and occasional snorer. No other symptoms
Husband had sleep study. Not enough apnea occurrences to need a CPAP. Would one of those mouth appliances help his snoring? Anything else?
Agree: I agree with Dr Machanic. Will add that weight loss can be significant help if he has weight to lose. Also, treating chronic sinitis (allergic or otherwise) and GERD if these are present may be helpful. Exercise is generally helpful as is good sleep hygiene (late to bed may = snoring, etc). Congratulations on negative sleep study! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Depending on the amount of obstruction it's possible it may reduce the severity of the problem to a small degree but I do not believe it will be enough to be truly clinically significant. I would like to know why all the other treatments are not an option. There are many variations of cpap, surgery, and numerous oral appliances(such as a tongue retention device(trd) that may be of much more help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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