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CPAP Intolerance

Sleep Health | Last Active: Jul 13, 2022 | Replies (51)

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@cooper07

Has anyone mentioned using a oral appliance to you for treating sleep apnea? When I was first diagnosed I chose to try the appliance. It took getting use to but I didn’t have the mask and machine to deal with. My dr had me do a sleep test with the appliance and it worked great only 2-3 apneas per hour. (I have severe sleep apnea).
Due to some dental problems sadly I’ve had to resort to the C-pap machine. I struggle with it all the time. If I can manage to use it I can tell a difference in my balance, my blood pressure how I think and other things. But even though I know I need to use it I still struggle.
Maybe the oral appliance would help you.

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Welcome @cooper07, Thanks for sharing your experience with the oral appliance for sleep apnea. I still struggle some with my CPAP also but keep at it because I know it is helping me and I feel much better in the morning when I wake up. My biggest struggle is due to the full face mask and what it does to my nose. I've tried several and the one I have now works fairly well but I'm still looking for a better one and have tried many. I would love to be able to use a nasal pillow mask but I would also have to have something to keep my mouth closed. I did try a chin strap but didn't like it much. I also tried some medical adhesive tape on the lips but found out it didn't come off as easy as they said it would.

What kind of CPAP mask do you use?