For the mildest forms of apnea (or even milder, upper airway resistance syndrome), treatment may be as simple as adjusting sleeping positions. For severe cases of apnea, patients may require CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) therapy, which can physically help “push” air throughout the night. For some patients, surgery may even be indicated. However, for mild to moderate sleep apneas, patients may benefit from oral appliances. Mandibular repositioning devices can help support the jaw in a “forward” position to prevent the airway from collapsing. These must be monitored closely by a dentist to ensure no damage is being done to the teeth or jaw joints (TMJ).