Meeseeks wrote:I was hopping the Aerophagia would improve over time, but it simply hasn't.. Anyone try the Oral Appliances they sell on Amazon? Do you think it's worth trying out first, or should I go to a dentist and get one custom made?
I would try an Amazon appliance first to get a sense of what it would be like sleeping with something in your mouth. It is not going to be effective regarding your apnea but if you can tolerate the device, then find a competent sleep medicine dentist and get one that is custom made.
If you can, I would find someone who does nothing but work on custom made appliances. Ask him/her what brands he/she finds most effective and why. This isn't totally foolproof but you're trying to see if this person prefers a particular brand because it is convenient or if he/she really believes in the effectiveness.
When I looked into dental appliances for myself, it seemed the Tap appliance had the most data behind it as far as effectiveness. Unfortunately, I stupidly let myself be talked into the Somnodent Herbst which is a whole other post.
Finally, trust your gut instinct regarding a dentist. Unfortunately, I didn't but then again, I might not have been suited for dental appliances anyway so who knows.
Best of luck.
PS - I forgot to mention you want to ask the dentist for data (not company sponsored) proving the effectiveness of the appliance he/she suggests.