Don’t Like Your CPAP? Try a New CPAP Alternative to Treat Sleep Apnea

Posted on: November 15, 2016

CPAP AlternativeWe provide a CPAP alternative that can make it comfortable and convenient to treat your sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious condition that impacts adults of all ages. It occurs when the muscles are too weak, causing the lower jawbone to fall backward along with the tongue while a person is sleeping.  As the tongue falls backward, the airway is blocked. As a result, a person will spend the night gasping for breath and getting very little oxygen as they do. The next morning, this makes a person feel incredibly tired and often too exhausted to perform normal daily activities.

If you are so tired that you nod off during dinner, cannot stay awake for a movie, or have difficulty driving home from work, then you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Whether you have already been diagnosed with the condition or are concerned that you have it, we recommend that you visit our sleep clinic.

Many people visit us upon receiving a diagnosis of sleep apnea and are not satisfied with the results of their CPAP machines. A CPAP machine is one of the most commonly prescribed solutions for treating sleep apnea. While it is effective and will provide you with the oxygen you need during sleep, it has many drawbacks that cause people to stop using the machine. We understand how uncomfortable it can be and offer a CPAP alternative that you can try instead.

A traditional CPAP machine is just that, a machine. This means that it can be loud, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear while sleeping.  Some people do not even like to sleep with the covers on, let alone a mask on their face. With that in mind, our solution is small and fits inside of your mouth. There is no machine, no noise, and no embarrassing face masks. This means that you can move around at night and sleep next to your spouse, without disturbing them.

Our CPAP alternative is a removable oral appliance that is created by taking measurements of your mouth and making an impression of it. That information is then sent to the dental lab so that a removable appliance can be made to your exact specifications. While an oral appliance looks similar to a full upper and lower retainer, the difference is that it holds your jaw in place at night. This simple device holds your jaw in position so that your tongue cannot fall backward, and your airway will remain clear. All you need to do is slip it in at night to breathe clearly and wake up with more energy the next day.

CPAP Alternative Columbia

Since the appliance is as small as a retainer or set of dentures, you can take it with you on vacation without needing to pack a second carry on bag like you would with a CPAP machine. Overall, this is a more preferable and convenient option, and we recommend that you try it in order to improve your health.

Live in Columbia, MD and have questions about CPAP Alternatives? Give us a call at (410) 635-5105.


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