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Best Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece
I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?
Several ways: CPAP (or one of its cousins); dental appliance to reposition the tongue/lower jaw; oral surgery to shift the jaw/s forward; weight loss; exercise; proper nutrition. Have a proper sleep study performed to determine what method is right for you. (the photo is me wearing a somnodent mandibular advancement splint to control my moderate to severe apnea--for the past 7 years.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No best: My practice is limited to dental sleep medicine and I have found there is no best appliance. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The best thing to do is to work with a dentist with lots of experience in this field and have them work with you to select an appliance that best fits your mouth. Many, but not all of those dentists are certified by the american board of dental sleep medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One for both: Research has shown that a device that positions the lower jaw forward while sleeping as is used for snoring and sleep apnea, also reduces sleep bruxism episodes. This is the only type of oral device that will actually reduce the number of bruxism events. Other dvices for bruxsim will protect the teeth and in some instances, decrease the intensity of the muscle contractions seen in bruxism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any probably relation between ssris or beta blockers and sleep apnea?.I had snoring +nightmare and now drowsiness.Best regards to all drs.
Associations Below: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with a lower percentage of rapid eye movement sleep and lower sleep efficiency values in patients with osa, compared with those not taking any medications. The use of ß-adrenergic receptor-blocking agents had no consistent associations with the indexes of sleep architecture. www.aasmnet.org/jcsm/articles/020208.pdf?. ...Read more