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Could you or a loved one be suffering from Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? (giveaway ends 11/2/13)

 

 

Sleep Apnea

Here is a little known fact about me that not many people know. I had weight loss surgery back in the early 90’s. I had a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. I did lose almost 200 pounds in two years. Sadly my surgery came undone and I gained back 100 pounds. 🙁

There were many reasons why I had the surgery, aside from the obvious reasons (to look good and feel better about myself). I was Diabetic at the time, I had high blood pressure and I was suffering from sleep apnea, otherwise known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

If you are no familiar with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it’s a condition that causes you to STOP BREATHING when you are sleeping. You can stop for as little as a few seconds to up to a minute. As you know, loss of oxygen (breathing) can be very dangerous.

Here is a scary fact – there are 12-18 MILLION adults here in the US alone that suffer from sleep apnea. That is just in this country. Can you imagine how many people around the world suffer?

Not breathing in your sleep can be life threatening. It even increases your risk of other deadly diseases;

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Impotence

Some people are not even aware that they have sleep apnea. Often you don’t realize that your body has stopped breathing. After all, you are sound asleep when it happens.

Some people are aware when they stop breathing. I know when I suffered from sleep apnea due to my morbid obesity I was able to wake myself up from time to time. It felt like someone put a pillow over my head and I couldn’t grasp for air. It’s a scary feeling.

Another symptom is something that effects a lot of people – loud, frequent snoring.

Does your spouse or significant other snore? Do they complain that you snore? If so, you might want to talk about it with your doctor to rule out the possibility of sleep apnea.

Sometimes people snore due to sinus issues (such as a cold or allergies). That doesn’t mean you have sleep apnea. That is why it’s best to speak with your doctor.

There are some things you can do to help with sleep apnea such as avoid using sleeping medications (like sleeping pills), don’t drink, quit smoking, eat healthy and nutritious foods, exercise and if you are overweight lose weight.

Sometimes it’s necessary to employ medical devices to help wit sleep apnea, especially in extreme or severe cases.

CPAP machine

One option is to use a CPAP device. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a machine that blow air through a tube into your mouth via a mask that you have to wear at night. The air helps to keep your airway open.

This is a popular treatment, but frankly, I would hate to have to use it. I wouldn’t be able to get comfortable wearing a mask to bed every night, not to mention the sound of the machine. It’s bad enough trying to get comfortable wearing my wrist brace at night for my Carpal Tunnel.

Because the device is uncomfortable, many patients would rather deal with the sleep apnea than with the mask.

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There is another option. It’s called Oral Appliance Therapy. This option employs a mouth guard-like device that helps to keep the mouth open and unobstructed when you are sleeping. The oral appliance (it kind of reminds me of the retainers my daughter wears) prevents the airway from collapsing by keeping the jaw in a forward position. There are actually more that 80+ different styles of oral appliance therapy devices that are approved by the FDA.

The oral device is more comfortable for most patients and therefore more people use them. They are more comfortable, easier to wear, quiet, easy to care for and portable. I couldn’t imagine trying to go on vacation and dragging along the CPAP machine and mask with me.

You cannot diagnose yourself with sleep apnea. You need to seek out a board certified sleep physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Usually the testing is done while the patient sleeps in a special sleeping arrangement where the doctor can observe what happens throughouth the night.

Dentists are the ones who provide the treatment with the oral appliance therapy. They custom fit and adjust the device to make it comfortable for the patient. Thankfully this form of treatment is covered by medical insurance.

AADSM

Here is a brief Q&A with B. Gail Demko, DMD, President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, about the use of oral appliance therapy.

What is dental sleep medicine?

“Dental sleep medicine is the term we use to describe dentists who focus on managing their patient’s snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT).”

How did you get into dental sleep medicine?

“I became involved with dental sleep medicine as a hospital dentist more than 20 years ago when I was working with sleep physicians to help their patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.”

What is the process for a person to receive OAT?

“Patients interested in OAT should first see a sleep physician to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, if they haven’t already. Once diagnosed, they can then go online to LocalSleepDentist.com to find a dentist in their area who can help treat snoring and sleep apnea.”

How does OAT work?

“Oral appliances are very effective in treating sleep apnea because they maintain an open, unobstructed airway for patients. Depending on the patient’s needs, the device will either hold the tongue in place or support the jaw in a forward position to keep the patient’s airway open and provide a more refreshing sleep.”

Who does OAT work best for?

“We recommend oral appliances for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for those who can’t tolerate CPAP.”

How does OAT compare to CPAP?

“I’ve noticed that many patients find oral appliances more comfortable to sleep with at night and appreciate the ease with which they can travel when using an oral device, as opposed to the larger CPAP units.”

What has your OAT experience been with your patients?

“Many of my patients have found more restful sleep and an improved quality of life since starting oral appliance therapy.”

There are so many different types of oral appliances – which one is best?

“There are more than 80 different FDA-approved oral appliances. Sleep dentists identify the right one to treat their patient’s unique needs.”

What are the side effects of OAT?

“Potential side effects of OAT are generally mild in nature and improve within a few weeks. They may include excessive salivation, muscle and tooth discomfort and occasional joint discomfort. Major adverse effects of OAT are uncommon but can include slight tooth movement, permanent changes in a patient’s bite, ongoing muscle soreness or loosening of dental restorations.”

What is AADSM?

“The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is a non-profit organization of more than 2,800 dental professionals worldwide that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in their patients.”

If you would like to learn more, or if you or someone you love suffers from loud and frequent snoring, talk to your doctor and visit   www.LocalSleepDentist.com to find a local dentist trained in oral appliance therapy.

I have a special giveaway to help a lucky reader get a good night’s sleep. One reader will received a $50 gift card to Bath & Body Works, compliments of the sponsor. Bath & Body Works has a lot of wonderful products to help you get a good night’s sleep from calming and soothing body washes, shower gels and bubble baths to aromatic room sprays. Check out their Sleep Lavender Vanilla line. It’s wonderful!

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and share with my your experiences with snoring and/or sleep apnea. Do you or someone you love suffer from it? OR comment on this post and tell me something you found interesting from this post.

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*I am receiving a similar prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted and were not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Linda Stewart says:

    I have severe sleep apnea and have used CPAP for about 7 years now. It took some getting used to and I still hate waking up every morning with the mask and strap marks on my face. It take forever for them to disappear and I’ve often had people ask me why I have the marks or if I wear CPAP and I hate it!

  2. I learned that there are actually more that 80+ different styles of oral appliance therapy devices that are approved by the FDA.
    I have no experience with this…. thank god, this sounds so crazy!! I feel horrible for people who have to deal with this, and this mouth device seems a lot better then the breathing mask.

  3. I don’t personally deal with this. But my little grandson does snore and we were worried it might be sleep apnea. Thank goodness it turns out he has extremely huge adenoids which may have to be removed.

  4. Both of my parents snore. My mother has actually had a sleep study test for snoring and sleep apnea. Shortly after the test she had heart surgery and then again 5 months later.
    My husband snores and right now he uses the breath strips that he puts on his nose. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.

  5. I did not know that there was so many ways to help people who have this problem.

  6. My husband says I snore but it could not possibly be as bad as him, lol! I do go to bed before him so I can fall asleep before him. If I don’t, I have a hard time getting to sleep hearing him. There are times when I nudge him or bump him a little to get him to move a little and stop. I also took my son, when he was younger, to the doctor several times for snoring, he had his adenoids and tonsils removed and it got much better.

  7. I also follow you on Bloglovin’

  8. My hubby complains that I snore so loud sometimes. Maybe I got this from my mom who also snores and her father (my grandfather) who snores too.

  9. Bloglovin follower. 🙂

  10. My boyfriend snores sooooo loudly sometimes. I don’t think it’s a serious condition, but it is pretty annoying.

  11. Cynthia R says:

    my boyfriend snores but its not too bad, only when he is really really tired. I just sleep through it

  12. Jessie C. says:

    My dad snores and he uses Breathe Right strips to help.

  13. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My husband was a snorer with sleep apnea but then lost 180 lbs. and that problem went away.

  14. Jessica Lodge says:

    My spousal equivalent sleeps on the sofa because of his snoring. He snores so loudly that you can hear him anywhere you are in the apartment. I know it’s unhealthy and he should have it checked out, but he has no health insurance so for now he’s just relegated to the sofa.

  15. Michele P says:

    I have had a few moments when I woke up struggling to breathe in the past, and yes, I do have a weight problem, I find that if I lose a few pounds it helps me tenfold with a bunch of health issues I have, but easier said than done. I do know someone who has this though, and it has been rough for them. As for snoring, hubby and I are both guilty of that!

  16. I know a few people in my life with sleep apnea and really horrible snoring. Its pretty annoying

  17. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My husband snores….I don’t think it’s sleep apnea though.

  18. Tara Liebing says:

    My son used to snore really bad starting around 4. Doctors though he might have sleep apnea at the time but his tonsils were so large one doctor thought having them removed would help. Well at 9 he had them removed and he has not snore since.

  19. jeanette sheets says:

    my son who is 23 has autisim and severe sleep apnea ,he uses a cpap at night ,im scared since im overweight im starting to get sleep apnea i too have woke myself up where i feel ive stopped breathing

  20. Sandy Cain says:

    My ex used to snore something awful. I’d hear him stop breathing, then gasp, with a rush of air. Then he’s snore VERY loudly. This happened a few times a night. I told him he had sleep apnea but he said he didn’t and that he didn’t snore. Oh well, he’s someone else’s headache now, we’re divorced. Not because of the snoring, though!!!!!!

  21. My mother snored really loudly, got tested, and found she had it. She refuses to use the treatment for it though. She has a bad heart, too. I was surprised, because my son snores really, really loudly, but he tested negative.

  22. D Schmidt says:

    My Husband has just been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, we knew for a long time he had issues because he seemed to stop breathing when asleep and is constantly tired. Its upsetting and the machine is a big adjustment but its better than having more serious health issues.

  23. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I suffer from sleep apnea but cannot use the machine it is way to uncomfortable. I have tried several mask and still no help!

  24. My husband has a sleepa pnea machine. Before he got one he was a loud snorer.I was afraid to ride with him in the car because he would doze off behind the wheel. Now there are no issues.

  25. Susan Christy says:

    I used to snore and my doctor thought I might have sleep apnea and wanted me to go to the sleep clinic. But since I’ve lost weight, I feel more rested so I’m sure that was a contributing factor.

  26. Debra Hall says:

    i do have sleep apnea but the machine puts me into a panic attack i have talked to the doctor about it

  27. When my son was a toddler he snored a lot and very loudly. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had his tonsils and adenoids removed at age 5. He hasn’t snored since and he is now 24 years old

  28. i snore! lol

  29. I am sure my husband suffers from it, as he wakes me up in the night snoring. If he goes to bed first, I can hear his breathing stop as well.

  30. Renee Walters says:

    My husband snores so loud that he sleeps on the couch. He has a cpap machine, which helps but he tosses it off during the night. It is miserable for him.

  31. April Yedinak says:

    I have several friends and family members with OSA and my dad snores so loud he and my mom can’t sleep in the same room.

  32. Andrea Williams says:

    We just found out last month that my husband has sleep apnea and has for quite a long time. He has always been a snorer, but no he has a bi-pap machine and there has already been much improvement.

  33. Christina says:

    I don’t have sleep apnea, but my daughter was diagnosed with sleep apnea when she had a sleep study following her first grand mal seizure. My sister also has it and so did my dad

  34. My dad snores a lot.

  35. I think my husband might have sleep apnea, but he won’t get checked out. My dad has it and uses the CPAP.

  36. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    I thankfully do not snore!

  37. I have had a clap for about 6 months now. Very uncomfortable

  38. My husband snores….it’s awful. Now I’m wondering if he does have sleep apnea.

  39. Same as Sandy. My ex snored and I had to go into the other room, clear across the house. He wouldn’t do anything about it and that didn’t help the marriage. He thought it was my problem. Ugh.

  40. What a wonderful way to help people who suffer with this condition.

  41. My mother snores really loudly.

  42. Yes, someone I love suffers severely from snoring/sleep apnea. I think OAT would be wonderful for her!

  43. My husband has to have the mouth piece for his sleep apena. It was making me miserable listening to his snoring.

  44. my mom has this an has been suffering from it. Hope the doctors give her some relief. thankyou, ken

  45. Adrienne Gordon says:

    neither myself or my husbands snore

  46. Margaret Smith says:

    My Dad suffers from sleep apnea. My husband also snores.
    Thanks so much.

  47. Sarah Hirsch says:

    ohmygosh, my mother snores as loud as a jet plane. She wakes up anyone in the same house as her. I had forgotten about this until i went on a trip with her and shared a hotel room…meaning i could not sleep at all!! She has promised to have this issue checked out.

  48. Ann Fantom says:

    My husband snores and I suspect he has sleep anea. I’m trying to get him to go see someone about it.

  49. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Husband Snores Sometimes When He Is Really Tired, The Fact That 12-18 Million U.S Adult Suffer From Sleep Apnea Is Alarming!

  50. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Luckily I’ve never had to deal with snoring. I dont know anyone either with sleep apnea but I know a lot about it.

  51. Thomas Murphy says:

    I found learning about oral appliance therapy interesting.

  52. rachel travis says:

    My mom snores SO loud and I hate when we travel and hae to share a room :/

  53. Terri Egelund says:

    My husband says I could peel off the wallpaper in our house with my snoring. I’ve been tested for sleep apnea but do not have it.

  54. My husband snores but it’s not horrible.

  55. Monique Rizzo says:

    Hubby is a heavy snorer.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  56. I have sleep apnea, use a c-pap + O2 at night.

  57. follow on bloglovin

  58. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I believe my husband does, he snores SO bad unless he lays on his stomach!

  59. Katie Roch says:

    I don’t snore but my mother does. We travel frequently together and it makes it very difficult to sleep when someone in the same room is snoring.

  60. my husband snores so loud, I SWEAR the windows rattle

  61. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    My husband snores so badly! I am normally having to kick him slightly at night or poking him to roll over so that I can fall asleep.

  62. I know someone who has Sleep Apnea and has also snored really loud before they was diagnosed with it.

  63. Francine Anchondo says:

    I usually snore when i am all congested but i think that is the only time i do it

  64. Sue Ellison says:

    My husband and I both snore. I am almost certain we both suffer from sleep apnea.

  65. Jessica Lodge says:
  66. Monica Young says:

    Thankfully I don’t have it and I don’t know anyone that does but my ex (we were together almost 12 years) used to snore really badly at night, it used to keep me awake.

  67. melissaandkeith miller says:

    my husband snores terribly.

  68. melikegarfield says:

    My grandfather has sleep apnea…it is a drain on him. I have restless leg syndrome so it isn’t uncommon for my boyfriend to move to the living room couch after getting kicked in the middle of the night.

  69. I don’t’ suffer from it, but I know people who do!

  70. April Brenay says:

    My husband and I only snore when we are extremely tired, sometimes we have to sleep in different rooms if it gets bad

  71. Karen Glatt says:

    My sister snores and she snores really loud, but I do not know if it is sleep apnea. I need her to look into it and see if she is having a problem with it. She just started snoring in the last year. I do not have a problem with snoring and I am glad about that.

  72. My husband snores some nights, but I just learned to sleep through it. I like that there is lots of ways to fix snoring for those light sleepers.

  73. Brittany Whitley says:

    My mom’s snoring is horrible!!!
    I’ve told her to go to the Dr but she is stubborn and won’t.
    I have a feeling it might have something to do with not wanting the mask.
    I’m so glad I don’t snore.

  74. Suzanne K says:

    not that I know of, but a friend died a number of years ago from complications

  75. My mother has Sleep Apnea and has to use a breathing machine at night. She also has Asthma so that is a major factor for her with her sleep apnea. My husband snores like a son of a gun though.

  76. My husband has used a cpap mask – for those who wonder about the noise, the newer machines are so much quieter than 10 years ago. At most you would call it a gentle white noise in the room. Many people like myself have allergies and the congestion causes us to snore. It comes and goes

  77. I don’t have sleep apea but I had a lot of patients that dealt with it. It sucks to have to wear that mask 🙁

  78. My very best friend has it and I do believe my mother also has it as she snores so loudly and then gasps for air.

  79. Virginia Rowell says:

    My son has a severe snoring problem. It doesn’t wake him up but it sure wakes me up.

  80. I have sleep apnea and I snore. I tried the CRAP machine. I didn’t like it at all. I stopped using it.

  81. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I found interesting – There are more than 80 different FDA-approved oral appliances. Sleep dentists identify the right one to treat their patient’s unique needs.
    Thank you.

  82. Barbara Montag says:

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  83. Pauline Milner says:

    My Husband snores and I have encouraged him to be tested for sleep apnea, but he absolutely hates going to the doctor. Hopefully, one day he will take my advice as I do worry. I sent your post to his email. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  84. My mom used to have sleep apnea, and my dad snores very loudly.

  85. Laurie Layton says:

    I took a sleep study a few years ago and found out I had sleep apnea. It was suggested that I use a CPAP but I could not image getting ANY sleep with it on. I had not heard of OAT before and think it might be an interesting option.

  86. My father snores so bad that him and my mom sleep in separate rooms

  87. My husband & I both have & suffer from sleep apnea. Luckily we both found out we had it & got treated & now use our cpap machines. His was worse than mine, the night it got the worse for him, his heart had issues. He now has oxygen into his mask with his cpap. A lot of people worry about the looks of it, the feel on there face & think its just the end of the world to have to reply on it to use. But I say its just an aid, like a cane to walk etc, And I thank God he help us learn we need them. They make all the difference in the world as to how better we feel now that oxygen is going to our bodys for blood flow to all our organs. A lot of people don’t realize if they go years without getting the right amount of oxygen to there body, that their lungs, heart, kidneys begin to shut down do to not getting that needed amount they are losing at night as the stop breathing. My sister needs one but we not even consider it & I pray she sees the importance & starts using it so she can not suffer all those issues. thanks

  88. my father suffers from sleep apnea, and i also have it in a milder form

  89. Jessica H. says:

    I agree with the comments in the post that many people don’t even want to be diagnosed because the machines are uncomfortable and cumbersome. The dental oral appliance therapy seems like a much more comfortable option. I found that really interesting. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  90. My husband snores and my dad used that CPAP machine for a while and it was inconvenient for him. The Oral Appliance Therapy looks like a good option.

  91. thankfully not anymore but my exhusband would stop breathing in his sleep. it was so scary. Thank God for CPap and gastric bypass

  92. My husband sometimes does. HE does have mild apnea

  93. Cálaeb Temple says:

    my girl is a snorer. i am a heavy sleeper so it doesn’t bother me but it affects her sleep.

  94. Eileen Richter says:

    My husband snores SO badly that I have actually videotaped him snoring just to show him how much he does and at what DECIBEL he resonates. I also caught some apnea on the video. He will NOT go to get help because he says straight out he will not use the machine. (even after my brother said HIS has changed his life completely with better sleep, clearer mind, more energy, and of course what this post says…possible longer life span. He did not snore like this until gaining weight, so I know that might be a partial cure, but again, he is not motivated enough to yet. My son’s gf has a family member who fits these for patients so we have heard of this, but have not heard about success rate. I think my husband really would do this! We actually have to sleep on alternate sleep schedules or in different rooms. Otherwise I can NOT sleep. I laughed at the photo on this post…yep, that lady is me! I have resorted to wearing those BIG old fashioned style headphones (like the ones from the 60’s) sold in farm stores to those who use heavy equipment, chain saws or for mowing. These machines ain’t got nothin’ on my husband. Grrr….

  95. Jennifer T. says:

    I am 98% sure that my snoring husband has sleep apnea. It scares me to death. Maybe an OAT appliance would help my husband.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  96. Mary Calabrese says:

    2 of my brothers have pretty severe cases of sleep apnea.

  97. kyl neusch says:

    no shoring in house

  98. My mother in law snores and although I’m a deep sleeper and have literally slept through a hurricane (hurricane Katrina, actually), I can’t sleep through her snoring. I’m grateful though, because that’s my only complaint. I actually love my mom in law. 🙂

  99. My husband does!

  100. janna johnson says:

    I have apnea. It’s not a fun experience.

  101. Crystal F says:

    My hubby snores when he is really tired which is almost all of the time. I had to tell him to stop snoring 3 times the other night. Thank you!

  102. Barbara Butler says:

    the older I get the more I don’t get a good night sleep anymore and I know when I do get sleep I snore big time my hubby of 36 years tells me this,,,

  103. Melissa P. says:

    I actually suffer from Sleep Apnea and I am one of those people who would rather go without using the machine. It is so uncomfortable and just doesn’t work for me. I need to look into this oral therapy. Thank you!

  104. Carohn Joline Z. says:

    My dad suffers from sleep apnea. He was tested and the doctor told us that he stops breathing several times each night. It’s very scary.

  105. My husband snores and I talk in my sleep. We’re a perfect pair!

  106. Cassie Sudduth says:

    My boyfriend snores something awful most of the time! I believe he could benefit from something like this!

  107. Kelly Woods says:

    I clean someones house that has Sleep Apnea. He wears one of those mask. It helps him tremoundlessly.

  108. michelle hill says:

    Snoring should be banned for ever I need some sleep

  109. Theresa D says:

    My husband snores so loudly he often wakes me up. I will have him ask his dentist about this at his next appointment. Thanks for the info.

  110. Theresa D says:

    I follow you on BlogLovin.

  111. ellen casper says:

    My husband snores but only when he sleeps on his back.

  112. Claire McKeon says:

    My husband has sleep apnea and uses a CPAP machine. I actually don’t mind the noise because it is much better than the snoring. The problem is when we travel overnight. It is a pain to package it up and bring it with us for just one night, but if we don’t I know I won’t be getting any sleep, not to mention the possibility that he will stop breathing without it. This mouth things sounds interesting. I am going to investigate it more and see if it is a viable option for situations like this.

  113. Danielle P says:

    I don’t have a sleep problem. BUT it’s a pain in the arse when someone snores.

  114. I’m the guilty party in my relationship when it comes to being a heavy snorer — I wish I had more control over it and am desperate for a solution that works!

  115. Jill Myrick says:

    Growing up we used to go camping with friends every year.
    My mos best friend’s husband snored so loudly that it literally shook everything around their tent. I have never to this day heard anything else like it.
    When I got older my mom told me that they slept in different rooms in different ends of the house and she wore ear plugs every night.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  116. my dad has sleep apnea, my mom says he sometimes wakes up gasping for air, yikes

  117. My hubs is a snorer. Well, more like a really loud breather. It drives me crazy! I wonder if this works with problems as well as real, deep snorers?

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  118. My husband has it and he doesn’t want the CPAP. Honestly, it scares me and he falls asleep at the wheel at times. I made him an appointment for Monday AM. We have to get it fixed FAST

  119. Heather B says:

    I used to use a c-pap machine but because I have horrible headaches I stopped using it the pressure of masks on my forehead made things worse

  120. Heather K says:

    My husband snores. This looks like a very helpful device.

  121. My husband and I both are snorers. One of us is usually moving to another room throughout the night.

  122. Follow you on BlogLovin’ @jonidolniak

  123. joseph gersch jr says:

    my brother suffers from sleep apnea

  124. joseph gersch jr says:
  125. When my husband snores no one in the house sleeps

  126. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    My husband and I both snore. All though he claims he doesn’t. He does. I don’t know if either of us have sleep Apnea we have never been tested.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  127. Jennifer T. says:

    I follow on Bloglovin’ under Magmom73.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  128. Rebecca Peters says:

    My boyfriend snores so very loud.. I have a hard time sleeping

  129. Well….I just got back from the Dr. a few hours ago and she is referring me to the sleep clinic for Sleep Apnea….I guess there are no coincidences here!

  130. My father-in-law suffers from sleep apnea and wears one of the masks when he sleeps.

  131. tina reynolds says:

    my husband snores so much

  132. Oral appliance therapy is becoming increasingly popular in comparison to the use of an CPAP machine.

    Many people, such as the author Kimberly dread the idea of getting accustom to wearing a mask each night to treat their OSA. A custom made mouthpiece offers a solution that is easy to transport and does not require the use of electricity.

    As mentioned, there are more than 80 different types of mandibular advancement devices available so if you do your research beforehand, you are bound to find one that is both comfortable and effective. Although, please note that only mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea can be treated with Oral Appliance Therapy.

  133. I never knew how serious this was! Thanks for informing me!

  134. Mary Cloud says:

    My husband snores a lot, especially when he sleeps on his back. He can turn to his side and it usually stops
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  135. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    My daughter snores really loud, I had her checked once, but they didn’t find anything wrong

  136. Lisa Garner says:

    I learned there are actually more that 80+ different styles of oral appliance therapy devices that are approved by the FDA.

  137. Karen Matlock says:

    Have had to use earplugs many nights!

  138. My dad snores really loud.

  139. I just got diagnosed with sleep apnea. I am having a hard time adjusting to the CPAP machine. 🙁

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  141. Rebecca Lock says:

    My husband has issues with snoring and now sleeps at an incline to prevent it.

  142. I have suffered with snoring since I was a child. I have always been self conscious about it.

  143. Richard Hicks says:

    I snore sometimes especially if I had a hard day.

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  144. If ever you are going into surgery you must tell them that you have sleep apnea so they can monitor you safely.

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  146. BILL HOFF says:

    My mom snored….my dad snored…my wife snores…I might snore,too

  147. My husband snores so loud some night, I am tempted to stick a pillow over his face. lol It’s gotten better as he’s lost weight, so I am hoping it will eventually stop!

  148. My wife snores so loud that I think the house is going to collapse.

  149. Susan Smith says:

    My husband snores when he sleeps on his back so when he starts snores I wake him up and push him onto his side.

  150. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My dad snores so loud. I’m married and no longer live with my parents, and can finally get a good nights sleep.

  151. susan smoaks says:

    my roommate in college really snored loud. i am going to share this with my friend whose husband snores so loudly that they sleep in separate rooms.

  152. susan smoaks says:

    i follow you on blog lovin susansmoaks

  153. My ex snored so loud he could wake up the neighbors….maybe that is part of the reason he is my EX…nah, it was my fault as I couldn’t get along with his girlfriends. 🙂 Thank you.

  154. Brittney House says:

    Neither of us suffer from it but i’m amazed at that machine you have to be hooked up to. It looks insanely uncomfortable.

  155. My husband is a snorer! Sometimes breathe right strips help him.

  156. I have been told I snore. I guess I believe it.

  157. Jennifer Paige says:

    Yes, my husband is a snorer, but it has gotten a lot better as he loses weight.