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 apnoea.
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While CPAP is the first line treatment for sleep apnea, mild cases may find relief with other ways to keep the upper airway open with treatments like an oral appliance, a tongue retaining device, or with small stickers that are placed on each nostril.
While this may seem like an overabundance of choices, most of the devices fall into one of two categories: mandibular positioners or tongue retaining devices.
Slightly different from standard tongue retaining devices is a tongue stabilizing device that is FDA-approved for snoring treatment.