The few studies that have examined neurocognitive outcomes suggest an improvement with oral appliances. Comparisons have been made to inactive oral device, CPAP, and tablet placebo. An enhancement in psychomotor speed has been reported after one month of active treatment (28). The two studies comparing oral appliance to CPAP are somewhat conflicting, with one indicating no difference between treatments across a range of domains (27), and the other suggesting differential effects (26). The latter study found that oral appliance improved tension-anxiety, divided attention, and executive functioning, but CPAP was superior in improving psychomotor speed and other aspects of mood state (26). Notably, this study included a placebo arm (tablet) and found a significant placebo effect for many of the neuro-cognitive measures.

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