Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 14 June 2011 15:16
New research suggests that sleep apnea patients saw their condition improve more with a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) and positive airway pressure (PAP) than with solely using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
The information was presented at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Minneapolis.
The results indicated that without lowering the pressure significantly, continuous positive airway pressure tolerance can be improved. It means that people with obstructive sleep apnea can receive a mandibular advancement splint, which enables the nasal pillows to stay in place.