Reuters reports that for patients whose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is mild to moderate, mandibular adjustment devices may help alleviate snoring. The 91-patient study found, however, that use of such devices did not alleviate the problem of feeling sleepy during the daytime.
As Reuters points out, “Sleep apnea can cause symptoms like daytime sleepiness, headache and restless legs and has been tied to high blood pressure and stroke risk” and, simply put, “The most effective way to treat it is to wear a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask at night, with a constant flow of breathable air keeping the upper airways open.”
The research was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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