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Snoring help needed

Answered 2 years ago

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with wearing/using a “mandibular advancement splint”. Apparently it looks a bit like a mouth guard and holds your jaw in a certain position while you sleep to stop you from snoring. I have had a sleep study done and have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnoea and the specialist has recommended this.
It is quite expensive so I was just after the experiences of others before I go ahead. I need something that will work as I am keeping my husband awake at night.


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2 years ago
buteyko clinic dot com/breathing-exercises/
I have done a deep dive into nose breathing.
I even tape my mouth shut to sleep and I sleep 8 hours and wake with great energy and do not move in the bed.
6 months now every night

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2 years ago
Thanks for your response! I will have a look at the exercises! Do you think they would help, as I already breath through my nose all the time?

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2 years ago
If you snore you aren’t nose breathing.

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2 years ago
I am also snoring badly. Have been to GP for referral for sleep test/assessment. I often sleep on the couch to not wake hubby
Often, if I am in bed with him, he ends up getting shitty coz if my snoring and goes to the couch. Hoping something will work for me. Just need to find time to do the test, I work 5 days a week...

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2 years ago
I can empathise with you. I didn’t even know I was snoring until my hubby told me. If he snores, I just try to ignore his snoring and go to sleep. However, hubby is a light sleeper and says my snoring keeps him awake. I don’t want it to affect our marriage so I’m hoping something will work. Check if you can get the sleep study done on a weekend. I had mine done on a Friday night.

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2 years ago
Im sorry if this is too simple, but have you tried different pillows?? I was in your boat but tried to break it down more simply.
It took 4 different pillow purchases but i found my match & haven't looked back.

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2 years ago
Thanks for your suggestion! I have tried one different pillow, but still snoring. Can I ask what particular pillow you are using, as it may work for me, I know everyone is different, but it’s worth a try!

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2 years ago
My DH has gone through the sleep study & sleep apnoea process.

Our experience was they are using data to make decisions but really don't know. You need to be aware it might be brilliant or it might not work.

DH had to keep going back & tried several recommendations that didn't work, including the mouth guard, until he ended up on cpap. A very expensive process.

Cpap is a pain tho, so the mouth guard is definitely worth a try first.

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2 years ago
Thanks so much for your reply! I also think that the CPAP machine would be a pain, and probably keep DH awake even more. I think I will try the splint/mouth guard, in the hope that it will work, however as you said it is very expensive process.

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2 years ago
Separate bedrooms

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2 years ago
Doesn’t resolve the sleep apnoea though does it? It’s a very serious medical conditio

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2 years ago
See your doctor