TIME TO REPLACE YOUR CPAP MACHINE!
If you have mild to moderate OSA or obstructive sleep apnea, you no longer have to be chained to your CPAP machine. People who suffer from OSA have other alternatives that don’t involve surgery or a cumbersome CPAP machine.
Dr. Greenman is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a preferred dental appliance provider. Dental appliances work much like mouth guards and are custom made to fit your mouth.
CPAP therapy is the oldest and most common form of OSA treatment. However, for most patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea it isn’t a great option. CPAP machines often go unused because they are cumbersome and uncomfortable.
People with obstructive sleep apnea attach a mask connected to a tube and machine while they sleep. Although the machines have gotten better over time, some still find them impossible to live with as they are difficult to clean and even harder to travel with.
Oral Appliance Therapy with a Dental Appliance
Oral appliance therapy is a non-surgical treatment that is much more comfortable than a cumbersome CPAP machine. Dental appliances are also small, easy to take care of and easy to travel with. Best of all, you do not have to worry about waking your partner from the noisy CPAP machine, which is sometimes just as bad as the snoring itself.