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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 7 days ago Sleep Commentator

Not sure what a bite splint is so can't answer from that perspective but OSA treatment falls into two major fields, dental appliances and PAP. The place that did the sleep study very likely recommends ALL patients go in the direction they are comfortable prescribing. I bet the sleep study place that prescribed my BIPAP has likely NEVER prescribed an oral appliance. It probably wouldn't make much sense to go back to the prescribing sleep doc and talk this over as much as talking with your primary care physician and requesting a referral to a dentist who deals in oral appliances and just getting their take on your particular situation. Since whatever a bite splint is probably is not as common as OSA itself, you may not find a lot of first hand perspecitves so you had best let google be your friend and read all you can on this and remember that everything you read will come from a source familiar or associated with the two major OSA treatment directions and they will likely tout their own course of treatment. In the end your own common sense will be your best friend in this.

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[-] FaithfulAzureScorpion6355 +0 points · 7 days ago

A bite splint is a bedtime mouth guard that keeps you from clenching and grinding your teeth. My dentist sounds like my best bet. On the other hand, my sleep doc never asked if I "forget" to breathe. I do, so I conclude that I might have mixed apnea? I snore as well.

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 6 days ago Sleep Commentator

As I am a patient and not a medical pro, best ask your medical pro; be it sleep doc or dentist. Regardless, they have the expertise to help or at least answer questions from a knowledgeable perspective.

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