Sunday, April 21, 2013

A note on the reduction of snoring

Earlier in this blog I reported that I snored mildly, not loudly, and with no indication of sleep apnea. But since info about the DNA appliance mentioned that snoring may be cured, I was curious if it would stop.

I did reach a point last year where my snoring has been eliminated or reduced to the point that it is not being noticed by others. However, I also managed some weight loss and increased exercise in the same timeframe. The snoring went away as I got my weight in a healthy range.

Since excess weight is a known cause of snoring, it is really impossible to say at this point if it was an improvement of airway due to the DNA treatment, or weight loss, or some combination of both.

10 comments:

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  2. My DNA supposedly has an extra something-or-other built in to help stop snoring. I wear it nightly with my CPAP which provides a very detailed report of the % of night spent snoring. My ortho agrees after viewing the daily reports that wearing the DNA makes absolutely no difference in the amount I snore.

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  3. I'm two years into treatment with top and bottom DNA appliance and things seemed to be going fairly well until my last visit with the adjustment that after a week feels like everything has been reversed. The jaw is tight and it is uncomfortable eating. The only thing I can say that my Dr. did different is he adjusted the upper appliance to "straighten" a tooth. Did you have times when you thought all your efforts were being undone by the Dr.? Is this normal? I see him again in three weeks, he's 45 minutes away. I feel like I'm loosing my mind. I'm having flashbacks of before treatment and I'm very depressed. I really get the feeling I picked the wrong doctor, but I couldn't find one closer. I'm not the least bit sure he consults with Dr. Singh. What do I do? HELP!

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  4. Hi Rick, I just discovered your blog. Your results are truly remarkable. I hope to find a provider whose care and treatment plan are as professional as yours. I have checked the website and am doing research now. Thank you so much for sharing. It is much appreciated.

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  5. I seem to snore more since I've gotten my DNA appliance. I can't naturally close my mouth with my appliance in, so when I'm sleeping my mouth is open. The doctor suggested taping my mouth shut but I have a fear of suffocating!

    @Beatrix Phocas - sometimes my dentist makes adjustments to my appliance that seems like she's undoing my work, but it's only because she can set it to a position that fits better in my mouth. I've been known to jump the gun and turn the screw a little too soon.

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  7. Earlier in this blog I reported that I snored mildly, not loudly, and with no indication of sleep apnea. But since info about the DNA appliance mentioned that snoring may be cured, I was curious if it would stop.snore mouthpiece

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  8. Thanks! An informative post I was looking for. There are several treatment options like jaw realignment surgeries available for Sleep apnea. It is better to consult with an orthodontist who can suggest the best option. Orthodontic Treatment

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  9. Thanks tons for sharing and documenting your process!! We are researching the same, alas. Say, we have changed our diets as part of the dental journey - somewhere between Weston Price and Bulletproof, but no sugars, honey, etc at all. Much beef organ meat (US Wellness has tasty liverwurst), pastured eggs, bone broth, and greens. It makes a big difference! Good luck and thanks for inspiring us to share our story when we start paying for the appliances...

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