“I have had a major problem with snoring for at least 8 years. I was advised to try a MAD and have used a several different MADs for years with no real improvement, but I kept going regardless, replacing them 6 monthly. I tried ones with and without holes to breathe through, but with no convincing effect.My wife moved out of the bedroom. Caravan holidays were becoming increasingly stressful, and described by her as "an endurance test". Eventually in August 2015 we did the BSSASA questionnaire together and I expected to have to try a CPAP machine, but the recommendation was for the Tomed MAD. This is 3 times the price of my previous MADs. I thought it would be a complete waste of money, and was intending to send it back within the 40 day trial period advertised and buy the inevitable CPAP. I started with my lower jaw level with my upper jaw and wound out the short screw at 1 turn a day with occasional "rest" days with no advancement. When I reached the recommended maximum with the short screw, I changed to the longer screw at the same position. My wife had detected no improvement after, by now, 3 weeks of using it. I continued to wind it out and 3 days later, she suddenly said that I was quieter and hadn't woken her up or prevented her going back to sleep with my snoring. I was not obviously sleeping better though sometimes I had some 6 hour nights. I gave the screw 1 more turn, and waited to see if my wife would complain again. She says that I am now silent, and she is still having trouble with her sore hip, but I'm not keeping her awake at all. My lower jaw is about 6 mm in front of my upper jaw, but that doesn't bother me at all.The video is brilliant. The sucking noise as you remove it is completely unlike my previous MADs, as is the amount of lower jaw protrusion. If it physically lasts 12 months, and continues to keep me snore-free, it will still cost 50% more than the other MADs, but silence is priceless...”
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