Posted by: willowleaf on Feb-20-13 1:01 PM (EST)
I've got mild apnea (due to a narrow windpipe) and a CPAP, which I hate so much I have not used it for 8 years. But I've found that using one of the Pure Sleep brand jaw positioner devices both corrects snoring and keeps me from awakening with gasp reflex. That's all I use now when I sleep and it's easy to take traveling or camping. I think they run about $60 each(last I bought a few months ago they had a two-for-one special and got 2 for that price). If you keep it clean it will last about one year using it nightly.
You create the custom fit yourself using hot water to soften the silicone material and then biting on the tray (like getting an orthodontics mold) -- simple instructions and takes about 15 minutes. Takes a little getting used to but is way more comfortable than the machines and you don't feel like an extra in an "Alien" movie.