In Sept. it will be one year for me wearing my splint. Actually, my dentist had to make me a second one b/c the first wasn't doing what it should. So that put me a little behind. Like some of you, I had to wear mine all of the time for about 3 months; now I definitely wear it while I sleep and if I'm around the house, I'll wear it. It was very hard to talk in at first, but you get used to it. Originally, to start the therapy I was on a no chew diet for 2 weeks, then gradually moving up to soft foods. And heat. 3x a day. It's been a long struggle, but I do feel I'm coming along, but it is a very slow process and requires a ton of patience!!