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Sleep Apnea treatment: Dental device that allows you to breath through your mouth at night?

March 21st, 2011

I’ve been officially diagnosed with sleep apnea in the mild to moderate range. I also suffer from depression (probably sleep deprivation induced) and insomnia (late to bed/early to rise). I sleep for between 3 to 5 hours a night. Obviously this isn’t enough sleep.

I’ve tried CPAP, but can’t get used to it, mainly due to my problems with insomnia (my mind has trouble being "quiet"). I have a hard time sleeping without the distraction of a CPAP, and WITH it…. it’s impossible for me to sleep. I litterally just DON’T SLEEP with it on. I’ve been trying for 2 months (seriously).

I know there are dental devices that relocate your jaw and tounge, but I seem to have problems mainly with my "soft palette". I notice that if I breath through my mouth, it’s impossible for it to close off. SO, I was wondering if anyone uses or knows of a dental device that would have holes in it to allow you to breath through your mouth at night? Something like a mouth guard with a tube coming out… THANKS!

My husband has the same problem…It takes longer than 2 months to get use to the CPAP….he had to change the device that covers your nose to a more comfortable one.
I don’t think its the CPAP you are having trouble with..Its falling asleep and staying asleep.
Could be hormones making you stay awake and waking up early

Out of wack Hormones can make you stay awake and wake up every hour.
Check with your Doctor, antidepressent pills helped me sleep

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2 Responses

  1. Jimmy Says:

    Ask your doctor. Seriously. I’m not trying to be a smart-as*s. Who knows what people in this website will suggest to you. Doctor knows best.
    References :

  2. Grogan Says:

    My husband has the same problem…It takes longer than 2 months to get use to the CPAP….he had to change the device that covers your nose to a more comfortable one.
    I don’t think its the CPAP you are having trouble with..Its falling asleep and staying asleep.
    Could be hormones making you stay awake and waking up early

    Out of wack Hormones can make you stay awake and wake up every hour.
    Check with your Doctor, antidepressent pills helped me sleep
    References :

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