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webeng
Unread post  Post subject: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:03 am

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Hi Jason,
I've just seen your Youtube video on mouthgards where you demo the one from Century Martial Arts. I'd really like to try it out and have been to the Century Martial Arts website and they of course have a range of mouthgards where it's not that easy to confirm which one is the same as the one in your Youtube video.

Just wondering if you'd mind letting me know which one you were demo'ing as it looks ideal for me?

Thanks in advance and congrats on your contribution to the sleep troubled community, I'm sure that you're really helping a lot of people a great deal.


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:01 am
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I did a demo of http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Sparring_Gear/Mouthguards/Double_Mouthpiece.aspx

It's the cheapest option they had. It was a proof of concept. They do have more expensive versions, but I'm not sure what the material is. There may be a better quality plastic (not saying the one I used was bad) that lasts over time, or is easier to custom fit.

Hopefully that helps. :) Please let me know how it goes.

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dreamless
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:28 am

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Two questions: How in the world does a mouthguard help to keep your mouth closed ? Will it help prevent dry mouth ?


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webeng
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:13 pm

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Answer 1: Click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8tuVqAd8RI to view the video explaining all.

Answer2: Yes


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webeng
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:26 pm

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Thanks for your help Jason.

As it turns out, Century Martial Arts have an American (.com) website and an Australasian (.com.au) site. The link you provided is to their American site and they don't sell the same item in Australia on their site by default. This may change if we create enough demand.

Anyway, I've been in touch with Century Martial Arts and they've ordered some in for me from the states. They charge a little extra, but they're still cheap as beans. I've ordered 2. I cant help wondering why lots of others aren't doing the same. It looks like a great low cost solution to the common problem of mouth leakage when using nasal masks.


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kyhrsluvr
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:08 pm
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webeng wrote:
I cant help wondering why lots of others aren't doing the same. It looks like a great low cost solution to the common problem of mouth leakage when using nasal masks.


Well, my dry mouth issue was resolved, however, it was totally the opposite affect and I didn't want to be slobbering :oops: all night long......yuck! I only tried it a couple of times though, maybe a person could get used to it. I'd be curious what experiences other's have had.


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:02 pm
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Dreamless: it basically just locks your jaw in place, top and bottom. Prevents jaw from sliding back, and mouth opening (double sided mouth guard). With CPAP this keep air from escaping and causing a dry mouth. Also improves the effectiveness of your CPAP.....if mouth leaking is a problem

webeng: I also noticed several on Amazon.com. Quite a selection though they are a little more expensive. Not sure about shipping costs though.

kyhrsluvr: Always nice to have you here! :) That goes away after a few days....like the Oracle mask I'm trying out now! :lol: Slobberfest over here. I don't know if that's a byproduct of the material, or just having something in your mouth. I did keep a wash cloth by the bed during the trial....just for that reason. Didnt have drooling with the mouth guards though.

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BradT41
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm

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Do you know if those mouth guards work if yo are missing some top teeth?


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:14 pm
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I guess that all depends on how many teeth you have there. All you need is enough to anchor the skull to the jaw.

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Elephantriter
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:32 pm

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This is a great solution. I bought a few of these mouthpieces just because I didn't think it would work. I love it when I'm wrong!!! Simple, easy and very affective. I have really struggled with many chinstraps and never thought I would find a good night sleep again. Thanks to the Lanky Leftmeister for his discovery! ZZZZs to all


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 10:22 pm
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Elephantriter wrote:
I love it when I'm wrong!!!
Not as much as I love it when I'm right! :lol:

Elephantriter wrote:
I bought a few of these mouthpieces just because I didn't think it would work.
If you mail me $1 million, that will make all of your wildest dreams come true.

.....it was worth a shot..... :cry: ;)

Elephantriter wrote:
I have really struggled with many chinstraps and never thought I would find a good night sleep again.
Okay...I'll be serious now. It's just been a very long day! The one thing I don't like about chinstraps is that it's just another thing to strap on your head. Even if you get a nice one like the Ruby, you can still have lip sputtering. The mouth guard prevents this, plus it acts as further protection for your upper teeth where the most pressure is with nasal masks. Win Win!

This really does work (tons of YouTube messages from people) and it is cheaper than a chinstrap. I'm very glad that it worked for you Elephantriter. I may be changing my name to Leftmeister now. ;)

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webeng
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:01 am

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I ended up receiving my mouth guards and even when the white plastic doohickey thingy was inserted, there was still an air gap in the guard so I'm guessing I have a slightly different one. Anyway I ended up getting great relief by following the exercises on this youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJysIYGbLc

Also, according to Doctor Stasha Gominak, we can all reap great benefit by ensuring our vitamin D is up to the correct level. Apparently most developed country populations are quite vitamin D deficient and this apparently affects sleep and health a great deal.

Dr. Stasha Gominak video is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF24xmJQK1k

Sleep tight :)


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Dormido
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:08 am

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I'm just beginning my third week of using a machine and I believe I am making progress in my efforts to become comfortable with whole set-up. Aside from some feelings of claustrophobia, my issues now are lip sputtering, dry mouth (even with a humidifier), and mouth "popping," that is, my mouth fills up with air then pops open to let it out. Trying to counteract the above by trying to keep my mouth shut makes my jaw and lip muscles tired. Is it safe to assume that a mouth guard will help address these issues? If so, is there a particular style of mouth guard I should try first? Is there one that is less bulky / invasive than others?


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:27 am
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Dormido wrote:
Is it safe to assume that a mouth guard will help address these issues?
That is my theory. :) It has worked well with quite a few people that have reported back to me. Some say that they stopped because of excessive drooling. (not sure if the mouth guard material has anything to do with this). Some have said that it didn't "grab" their teeth properly.

Hard to know why it did or didn't work with some folks since they're being molded by each individual, teeth alignment, etc..

Dormido wrote:
If so, is there a particular style of mouth guard I should try first?
I tried a real cheap one through Century Martial Arts.com. It was $3 for one. For a proof of concept it worked very well.

I use an adidas mouthguard when I play basketball. The material seems to be different. It doesn't make me drool wheras the one through Century did. The adidas was also a sport one, so it was slimmer. I don't know how it would work while asleep though since it is slimmer (height wise) and may not "grab" the teeth as well.

I think the adidas one was about $10. One of them is certainly worth a try.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:54 am

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I apologize. I have been using a bipap for about 12 years. I just cannot use a chinstrap. My "lips flutter" and I drive my wife crazy plus she believes I am going to quit breathing during the night and die. This mouthguard might be just what I need. The problem is I simply cannot find the website where to order the mouthguard. Can you possible direct me to the website?
Thank you. Phil Bowman


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pbowman
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:58 am

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I might add. I live in Ecuador and I cannot just go to a mall and go to a sporting goods store and purchase a mouthguard. I will have to order one through the mail so I might as well order the century martial that you recommend. Thank you again. Phil Bowman


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:39 pm
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Here you go! :)

http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Sparr%20...%20piece.aspx.

There's nothing particularly "special" about that one. You can try Amazon.com for one as well. You may find a better price and shipping. The adidas one I use for basketball (as people age they apparently get pointier elbows) has held up very well and was easily moldable.

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Ginger
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:59 am

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I also suffer from dry mouth I am using airfit p10 nasal pillows trying to get use to a chin strap but I find I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep thought a mouthguard would help I don't think I have any leaks I think my mouth open and my tongue moves and air shoots inside my mouth. I wasent sure which mouthguard to get the one you talk about that has the insert in the center to stop air from getting out. I have obstrucitive sleep apnea


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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:34 pm

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I use a dentist supplied mouth guard which is quite small. Used it years before Apap. just got a new one even more comfortable. It keeps me from opening my mouth. For dry mouth I am using No mint OraCoat Xylemelts. They are a tablet that sticks to you gum all night. Used for about two weeks no dry mouth. I missed one night and woke up with desert mouth.Free sample on the OraCoat website. I started with the mint but didn't like much they irritated my cheek a bit.


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mouthgards  |  Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:17 pm
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Ginger wrote:
I wasent sure which mouthguard to get the one you talk about that has the insert in the center to stop air from getting out.
http://www.centurymartialarts.com/Sparr%20...%20piece.aspx. This one.

Thanks for the product recommendation Aquarian.

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