|Sleep apnea mouthpiece|
Help: Sleep apnea mouthpiece
As you probably know, sleep apnea happens when your airways get blocked
by tissue in your mouth.
Now there is a device, sometimes known as "anti snoring device" or sleep apnea mouthpiece which will prevent tissue to block your airways.
Sleep apnea mouthpiece can be very useful if you have mild or moderate sleep apnea symptoms.
As always, there are many types of this device on the market. Every device
has its pros and cons. In case of this device, it is important to check
We must also emphasize that before you start using any device, talk to your doctor.
He must know everything about your activities concerning sleep apnea.
This is very important especially for those with serious sleep apnea problems.
There are two main types.
First one, is mandibular advancement appliance and it is most common. You apply it by putting it in your mouth, your tongue and lower jaw forward.
This way, it reduces snoring, too, because it keeps airways open. Although known as anti snoring device, it is very useful in fighting sleep apnea.
Another one, also very effective is tongue retainer. It also holds your tongue forward and in that way prevents airways from being blocked. It is rather difficult to get used to this one, although it is really good, too.
And their side effects are
Most usual side effects include some discomfort in the jaw and sometimes teeth, especially when getting used to device and when device is still new. Most people buy device from retailer, instead of getting it specially molded for them from their dentist.
When you do buy mouthpiece, it is recommended to put it in hot water before placing it in your mouth. This way it softens device and you can somewhat mould it.