passive myofunctional appliance for Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Enjoy Dental, Edmonton, Canada
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive+3 More
passive myofunctional appliance - Device
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

It is unknown whether passive myofunctional appliances can be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, nor how to select the appropriate size per individual patient. Exploring the possibility of using passive myofunctional appliances as a treatment option for patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea and/or snoring should be considered, especially as the time to fabricate and deliver custom designed dental sleep appliances can be significant (sometimes over a month). Use of passive myofunctional appliances as a transitional appliance or potentially as direct treatment for obstructive sleep apnea may significantly decrease time to treatment and also provide a less expensive treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The purpose of this study is to determine whether passive myofunctional appliances can be used as a treatment option for patients suffering from snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Eligible Conditions

  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3 months

3 months
Snoring volume

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Oral Appliance Therapy
1 of 2
Passive Myofunctional Appliance
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

40 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: passive myofunctional appliance · No Placebo Group · Phase 1

Passive Myofunctional Appliance
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: passive myofunctional appliance · Intervention Types: Device
Oral Appliance Therapy
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: standard oral appliance · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics


Participation is compensated

You will be compensated for participating in this trial.

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3 months
Closest Location: Enjoy Dental · Edmonton, Canada
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of AlbertaLead Sponsor
797 Previous Clinical Trials
368,776 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
244 Patients Enrolled for Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.