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Two Piece Mouth Device Can Help Stifle Out Snoring, Reduce Sleep Apnea Events

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May 20, 2007
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American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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Wearing a mouth appliance designed to move the lower jaw forward can be an effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms, according to a new study.

Wearing a mouth appliance designed to move the lower jaw forward can be an effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms, according to a May 2007 study in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

The study found that patients who used the two-piece device, known as the Thornton Adjustable Positioner II (TAP II), experienced decreases in snores per hour and snoring loudness, along with a decrease in the percentage of palatal snoring events. There was also a decrease, according to the study’s authors, in oxygen desaturation events (where oxygen levels are decreased by four percent or more from normal levels).

Based on these findings, the authors recommend further studies on the mechanisms of oral appliances, as well as the dynamic relationships within the pharyngeal airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring problems.

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people, and usually grows worse with age. More than 300 devices are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as cures for snoring.

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). The study’s authors are Stephanie Stouder, DDS; Loren Jones, MD; Scott Brietzke, MD, MPH; and Eric A. Mair, MD, FAAP. They are associated with the U.S. Air Force’s Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.


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American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. "Two Piece Mouth Device Can Help Stifle Out Snoring, Reduce Sleep Apnea Events." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 May 2007. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070518143206.htm>.
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. (2007, May 20). Two Piece Mouth Device Can Help Stifle Out Snoring, Reduce Sleep Apnea Events. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070518143206.htm
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. "Two Piece Mouth Device Can Help Stifle Out Snoring, Reduce Sleep Apnea Events." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070518143206.htm (accessed September 18, 2014).

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