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Old 02-23-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: Longterm fatigue, need help please

I find it interesting that your fatigue started around 13 years old - did you get braces during this time period? Retraction orthodontics causes sleep apnea.

My guess is that your "mild" sleep apnea is more severe than what the home sleep study states. Home sleep studies are notoriously inaccurate. A sleep study at an overnight sleep lab will give you more accurate results. Don't give up on cpap therapy. More sleep docs are prescribing bipap instead - they work better. bipap therapy takes at least 4months before you see improvement so try to stick with it. The reason why you are grinding/clenching your teeth as this is your bodies defense mechanism against a collapsing airway. It is trying to tense up your jaw to keep your airway from collapsing.

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