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Skipping oral device

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Maryliz60 +1 point · about 6 years ago Original Poster

After a year of wearing my jaw advance oral device I have started skipping the odd night. I usually take it out at 5pm in any case when I get up to go to the bathroom and drink water....at least a couple more hours sleep in peace! I can feel the difference I must say - that feeling of jumpy heart and extreme tiredness, but I don't know of I can carry on for the rest of my days with this torture. Does anyone else e feel like I do???

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SleepDent +0 points · about 6 years ago Sleep Commentator

I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. Be aware that oral sleep apnea devices come in many shapes and sizes. There are over 100 on the market. It may be that the device you have, although effective, may not have the optimal comfort for your mouth. It may also not be fitted to your mouth as comfortably as possible. I would recommend seeing an experienced sleep dentist in your area to review the comfort of the device and explain your other possible options. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., D.M.D.

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