tongue-retaining device

tongue-retaining device

A device that keeps the tongue in a forward position while a person is asleep, as a means of preventing obstructive sleep apnea. See Sleep apnea syndrome.
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Mandibular repositioning devices (MRDs) and tongue-retaining devices are alternatives to CPAP.
MRDs, which are more commonly used than tongue-retaining devices, are available in several models.
Studies comparing MRDs and tongue-retaining devices found no statistically significant difference in their ability to reduce AHI, but patients tolerated MRDs better.