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What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

MAD: Mandibular advancement devices (mad) - they pull the lower jaw forward to open of the lower airway and pull the tongue forward. They can be very effective - but see a sleep specialist who can fit you for one and monitor success. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Could you wear a custom mouth guard for apnea if you also have TMD?

Could you wear a custom mouth guard for apnea if you also have TMD?

Very Common: Breathing related sleep disorders are often diagnosed in conjunction with TMJ. Look for a dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea and TMJ. ...Read more

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Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Yes.: A special mouth guard is constructed by a sleep apnea dentist which pulls your lower jaw forward, enlarging your airway and improving the sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?

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 more

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Do you have sleep apnea if you sleep with your mouth open? What are some reasons someone would sleep with there mouth open?

Do you have sleep apnea if you sleep with your mouth open? What are some reasons someone would sleep with there mouth open?

Sleep apnea: has to do with stopping breathing while asleep. It can only be diagnosed in a sleep laboratory. Snoring alone or sleeping with ones mouth open isn't diagnostic criteria for Sleep Apnea. If concerned, a pulmonologist can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am suffering from dry mouth and sleep apnea since 40 days.Anybody can help me?

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 more

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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

I would: The relative size and blockage produced by the t & a mass will continue to increase until about 8 yo when it stabilizes in most. If the kid has sleep apnea issues at 4 you are just delaying the inevitable. If it were my kid i'd have it done today. ...Read more

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Husband had sleep study. Not enough apnea occurrences to need a CPAP. Would one of those mouth appliances help his snoring? Anything else?

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 more

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Can oxygen help with sleep apnea when cpap, surgery and mouth piece are not an option.

Can oxygen help with sleep apnea when cpap, surgery and mouth piece are not an option.

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 more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more