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A Snoring Mouthpiece May End Daytime Fatigue

Published: September 8, 2012
Author: Dr. Mike Williams ( Michael Williams )
Tagged: daytime fatigue, snoring mouthpiece, snoring, sleep apnea, help, fatigue

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If you snore and have daytime fatigue you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea which prevents recuperative and restful sleep. The solution may be a simple snoring mouthpiece.

Daytime fatigue may be caused from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the solution may be an economical and simple to use stop snoring mouthpiece. 


Daytime Fatigue Consequences
Poor work performance
Work accidents
Driving accidents
Loss of income
Damaged personal relationships

Medical Consequences of snoring and OSA
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring and are associated with high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, male impotency and a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.  

Snoring Causes Daytime Fatigue 

Snoring is the sound caused by vibrations of floppy tissues as the body attempts to get enough oxygen during sleep. During snoring and especially OSA, there are typically periods of gasping or arousal when the body alerts itself to the low level of oxygen. The body jolts into action and emergency chemicals and hormones are released to get oxygen back into the system. This constant cycle of arousals does not allow the body to enter the necessary restful REM sleep phase. Consequently the snorer does not get enough quality of sleep for rest and recovery and daytime fatigue results.


Treatment options for OSA and snoring include oral surgery, lifestyle changes, CPAP devices and snoring mouthpieces.

Snoring mouthpieces have been proven scientifically to effectively treat and stop snoring and are recommended by the American Academy of Sleep medicine as the first treatment option to treat simple snoring or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A snoring mouthpiece works to stop snoring by enlarging the airway in the back of the throat. The mouthpiece positions the tongue forward during sleep to open the airway, improve oxygenation, stop snoring and improve sleep quality. Fewer snoring arousals produce better sleep quality.

Snoring Mouthpiece Options for Fatigue caused by Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Mandibular Advancement Device

The mandibular advancement device (MAD) is the most commonly used snoring mouthpiece. These mouthpieces can be fitted by the user as a boil and bite appliance (commonly used for mouthguards), and these are available from internet mouthguard stores and retail outlets. Custom fitted laboratory snoring mouthpieces can also be found online and from dentists.  You need sound teeth to hold the mouthpiece forward during sleep.

Tongue Retaining Snoring Mouthpiece

If you wear dentures (and have no teeth) or if you suffer from gum disease, or TMJ jaw pain; you will likely want to use a snoring mouthpieces called a tongue retaining device (TRD) or tongue stabilizing device (TSD) mouthpieces. These devices hold the tongue forward to stop snoring.

If you have daytime fatigue and are also snoring, sleeping with a stop snoring mouthpiece may give you the extra energy needed at work or home. 

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