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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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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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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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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

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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Is there a relationship between sleep apnea and feeling dry where the nostrils open into the mouth?

Is there a relationship between sleep apnea and feeling dry where the nostrils open into the mouth?

Nasal obstruction: Dry mouth or "cotton mouth" usually indicates possible nasal obstruction that promotes mouth breathing. See an ENT phsycian to rule this aspect out. It can be serious enough to progress to sleep disturbances like obstructive sleep apnea that can be life shortening or life threatening. I encourage you to check it out. ...Read more

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I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

I have obstructive sleep apnea after gaining weight from steroids. Lately I drool a lot and sometimes foam at the mouth. Why?

See a specialist: Treating obstructive sleep apnea is a life and death decision! Sleep and oxygen deprivation can trigger severe health problems and decrease quality of life due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. See a sleep specialist for PSG study and proper treatment. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and bruxism. Recently, I felt pain at my temples when I open my mouth to eat. By the third bite, the pain's gone. How do I fix this?

Team Approach!: Believe it or not, your problem is extremely common; unfortunately the solution is less common, since many patients try to ignore it. The bruxism is probably related to you sleep apnea, and effective treatment needs to involve both you sleep physician and your dentist working together. Ask your providers, find a team that works together on this, and make it happen: It will change you life :) ...Read more

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What role do large or inflamed turbinates play in mouth breathing and sleep apnea?

What role do large or inflamed turbinates play in mouth breathing and sleep apnea?

Turbinates and OSAS: turbinates contribute to OSAS by causing nasal obstruction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...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


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more