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Is wearing a night guard for sleep apnea the best idea because he suffers seizures?

My husband has seizures about once every 6 or 7 months. He seems to only have seizures at night. He also has sleep apnea and wheres a CPAP mask. Recently, he changed mask types, but it started hurting his teeth- so he decided to wear a nightguard, so his teeth and mouth won t hurt. I m not sure wearing a nightguard is the best idea because of his seizures. I am afraid he will chomp down on it and break it. Then he could choke on it. He says I am paranoid. Is my paranoia a normal concerned? Should he wear a nightguard?
Asked On : Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
It seems your concern is valid. But the option if choking is there, is present in most of the methods. You can discuss with your doctor to change to other methods.
It is more important to identify any triggering factors for seizures. Hopefully, he Is on regular treatment.
Control of sleep apnea is important as it can be serious and life threatening and can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart problems.
Hope I have answered your query. Any further queries, happy to help
Answered: Wed, 18 Jun 2014
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