I don't have anything right now, not even a TMJ appliance because I am afraid of clenching and grinding. I tried multiple CPAP masks...I had a Phillips Dream machine. I can't recall the specific masks but we had a hard time getting a good fit and this also affected my husband's sleep. I saw something about EPAP but not sure if that is a worthwhile option.
I had a sleep study about 6 years ago that showed I had no problems on my side but significant apnea on my back. After trying and failing to get used to cpap, I decided to just try sleeping on my sides.
After several episodes of actually punching my husband while dreaming, my Dr decided to do another sleep study. This study shows I have mild-moderate apnea on my back but moderate-severe on my sides. The gal that called me with the results could not explain how this is possible but just kept pushing me to do cpap again even though I told her I had an awful time before.
A mouth appliance is an option, but I have tmj and a jaw clenching and grinding tendancy that makes me think having an appliance would make me want to clench even more.
Please give me any advice possible as I am very confused about what to do.