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Is Surgery to Stop Snoring a Good Idea?

Measures to Stop Snoring by Using Mandibular Devices before Surgery


Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/07/2014 -- A survey on long term follow up of patients who have had Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty was conducted from 1985 to 1991 on 186 patients with a mean age of 43-83, and which included 11 females. Medical records of these patients were assessed and a specific questionnaire was prepared for them to answer. The results were a little surprising. While 52% patients were satisfied with the results, the remaining patients were not satisfied. Almost 38% experienced side effects such as nasal regurgitation, problems with swallowing, changed voice and pain in the oral cavity. In the findings, published in Epub, it was concluded that 50% of patients who had surgery to treat snoring were not satisfied with the operation. There were a large number of patients who experienced permanent side effects. You can read about this survey here:

Surgery is an expensive option and many people can’t manage those costs.

CPAP and APAP (Autotitrating continuous positive airway pressure) devices are the conventional treatments for snoring. However the performance of APAP devices is not very much reported in clinical studies. After using these treatment methods there is no significant difference in the outcomes. There are side effects and both these types of treatment incur high costs.

Efficacy of oral devices in treating sleep apnea

There are many intra- and extra-oral devices that have flooded the market to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. These devices work by increasing the upper airway diameter. There are some products that encourage a change of sleeping position. By using these devices there is a reduction in snoring and other sleep related disorders. The mandibular advancing principle is a therapeutic alternative to surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

One such device is the Breathe Easy Mouthpiece. This mandibular device is designed to hold the jaw of the person so that there is a smooth flow of air in and out of the lungs. It also helps in holding the tongue in a comfortable yet firm position in order to prevent it from rolling back and obstructing the air passage. People who are suffering from bruxism (problem related to teeth grinding) will also find it useful. But here are few things that have to be taken care of when using the Breathe Easy Mouthpiece:

- It is not supposed to be worn with any other dental appliance as this may cause pain.
- Tenderness of the tongue is one of the side effects. Using it for 3-10 days will allow this side effect to disappear.
- Over-salivation is another side effect.

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Sleep Solution 101’s Breathe Easy Mouthpiece comes with a 100% refund in the event that the customer is not satisfied with the results. Available at a cost of around $129, this mandibular device is an option, which could replace CPAP or surgery. It is cheaper and definitely worth a shot.

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Sleep Solutions 101 is a website that specializes in sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and snoring.