Mon, 29 June 2015
Many people hate the idea of using a CPAP mask attached to a hose every night. Fortunately, a good alternative to this is a mandibular advancement devices (also called oral appliances) come in various models, but they all have one thing in common: The lower jaw is pushed forward against the upper jaw, moving your tongue forward, opening up your airway.
In this podcast episode, I will go over the 7 reasons why I like using mandibular advancement devices to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
1. No headgear or straps around your face.
2. It’s silent. CPAP 26 dB. 30 is a quiet whisper
3. It’s small and convenient
4. More dentists are available to make these devices, and are usually covered through most major insurances.
5. Equal to CPAP for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
6. An oral appliance can used as a CPAP mask holder
7. It can be used effectively for snoring and UARS, even if you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea.
Resources and links mentioned:
7 Reasons Why I Love Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea
5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea
5 Things You Must Consider Before Trying An Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Photo of hybrid oral appliance / CPAP nasal pillow
Unstuffy Your Stuffy Nose E-book
Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast on iTunes (#54)
Direct download: Podcast_7_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT