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Does/Has anyone used a dental appliance for mild sleep apnea. Thoughts
I use each of these devices according to the condition at hand.
Mostly, I wear a CPAP nasal cushion mask with a Resmed A10 machine. I've applied CPAP for 17 years; earlier years with denial for need of this device and refused to use it. Eventually, I realized the benefits from its application and found the right mix of masks and machines. Have been using same nearly continuously, even when traveling to various places. I am convinced that this nightly procedure, including use during afternoon naps, is productive.
There are exceptional times when I cannot use a CPAP. These occur when airborne alergies occur. So, over 12 years ago I discovered a dental device, Pure Sleep, that help me to breathe in my sleep when sinuses are congested. This device is used exceptionally.
Both devices help with handling sleep apnea in their own ways. My preference is to use the CPAP procedure.
I hope that sharing my experiences will help you with your uncertainty.
@akalsas It sounds like you are exploring different options regarding sleep apnea durable medical equipment (DME).
Below I have linked an old discussion on this topic. You may want to read through the past comments for information.
– Dental device for sleep apnea https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dental-device-for-sleep-apnea/
I have also linked a response to a previous discussion that you posted under. I think @johnbishop does a great job answering your question.
– @johnbishop https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/464762/
I'd like to invite members @missgrace @shaylala @jana15 @gej95014 @mishifu to the conversation.
May I ask, are you considering a dental apparatus at a provider's suggestion, the DME sales people, or on your own accord?
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On my own.
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