As with anything, there are always a few drawbacks!
Initial gums discomfort:
In order to be objective, I feel it is important that I relay all the difficulties which I have encountered using the mouthpieces.
Besides the initial discomfort for a few weeks of the mouthpiece putting pressure against my gums, I noticed a slightly odd feeling when taking it out in the morning. This was usually right below my ear and would usually go away if I shifted my jaw around for a minute or so. It wasn’t really painful, just noticeable. The funny thing is that I never felt it until after I took out the mouthpiece. Now after a few months, I rarely feel the feeling of pressure below my ears so I think that I have somehow acclimated to it.
Must breathe through nose:
Another issue I have found is that if I cannot breathe through my nose, the mouthpiece will end up coming out. When the mouthpiece comes out, my jaw will shift back to its “normal” position. The times I had trouble is either when I had a cold and my nose was clogged or sometimes if I worked out in the yard and my allergies flared up due to pollen or some sort of hayfever. A nasal strip used in conjunction with the mouthpiece seemed to help unless my nose was totally restricted. If I mowed in the evening and my nose became clogged later on in the night, it would force me to expell the mouthpiece and of course I started snoring without it in place. Luckily I am rarely sick, so this hasn’t been too major of a drawback.
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