An Oral Appliance Does Not Improve Sleep in Patients with Less Severe Sleep Apnea
Am Fam Physician. 2015 Dec 1;92(11):1021-1022.
Can an oral appliance decrease snoring, improve quality of life, and decrease daytime sleepiness with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea?
An oral appliance does not improve daytime sleepiness or other measures of a good night's sleep. It does, however, decrease apnea scores, snoring, and restless legs. Although not studied, these improvements may be valuable for bed partners who sleep each night enduring patients' lower limb restlessness and breathing irregularities ranging from loud snoring to silence until breathing resumes. (Level of Evidence = 1b)
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