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Jaws of Life?

by Amy
(Proctor, MN)


I have sleep apnea, alpha intrusion and bruxism. I am very attractive when I go to sleep. CPAP mask and the NTI bite plate from the dentist – and I am ready for bed.

The NTI bite plate is a polycarbonate, a solid and “strong” plastic. I have been using it for 2 years and on my 3rd replacement for cracking them. My dentist was baffled and surprised at how strong I grind at night. Nevertheless, it has worked in the sense, my husband can sleep better because he cannot hear me grind my teeth, but I still have a sore jaw and do not feel rested.

Maybe, I ate too many jaw breakers as a child…


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Jan 26, 2013
Darth Vaders NEW
by: Lynn

I can relate. My husband and I look like a cute couple with our CPAP full face masks (my strap is pink) and my eye mask to keep any residual light from waking me up. I as well am still tired despite all this. Sometimes it is not just one or two things, but many strategies are part of the solution. For me it is also regular (every day) exercise and better sleep habits, which I have not quite got there with. All I can do is keep trying.

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