I'm considering a mouth guard along with my CPAP/nose pillow to keep my mouth shut. However, I have TMJ and don't want to make it worse. Any thoughts?
Hi Doglover (I'm a HUGE dog lover myself)..I am so sorry to hear that you suffer from tmj. It is a medical nightmare condition to have. Ever since I was 19 years old I have suffered with horrible tmj after being suckered punched 3 times on the left side of my jaw. After many years of no medical treatment (abusive relationship caused this) as well as 4 jaw surgeries after I escaped I was forced to have bilateral total joint replacement surgery of my tmj joint. I also suffer from severe chronic pain that sadly won't ever go away. I wanted to just system hi and to tell you that I truly do understand what you see going through and if you ever need anyone to talk to or just vent to to please message me. I've am having a difficult time finding the perfect mask for me because of my jaw.
I wish you the very best of luck and hope that you are able to find a mask that will work and not make your jaw/face painting worse. Jason had a video on YouTube of a mask that he reviewed and it looks extremely promising and am actually thinking of giving it a try. In case you want to look into it it's called Circadiance SleepWeaver Anew mask. I'm pretty sure they have different options as far as full face, nasal etc.
Let me know if I can answer any questions tmj wise or if I can offer you any support. I truly know how miserable tmj can be.