The CPAP machine was once the only treatment option available for patients but now a more comfortable alternative is available for those patients with mild, moderate, or severe (intolerant to CPAP) sleep apnea. The oral appliance is one of our patients’ most popular choices to treat sleep apnea now.Doctor James Ross on a great alternative to using CPAP to treat sleep apnea Read Transcript
There are many people that are intolerant to a CPAP. They don't like a mask that covers their nose and mouth. They can make noise, keep their partner up. I have patients that are professional athletes that travel a lot and they come in and they say, “I don't care what my score is, I'm not going to wear a CPAP.” Some are claustrophobic, so a lot of people don't like the CPAPs because of that and they don't know that there's an alternative. If I had a patient was claustrophobic that couldn't do a CPAP, even if they were severe, they would get help with an appliance. An oral appliance just is a small comfortable appliance, gently moves the jaw forward to open up the airway for the person to breathe, very comfortable, small, easy to travel with, and those are some of the advantages.
Here are the main differences between the oral appliance vs. CPAP in Novi:
- The sleep apnea oral appliance resembles a mouthguard. It moves your lower jaw forward while you sleep. The CPAP consists of a mask, hose, and machine.
- The oral appliance has become one of our most popular ways to treat your sleep apnea, the most common form of the disorder.
- The CPAP keeps your airway open with a stream of forced air. The appliance eases your jaw into a position that ensures a clear airway.
- Our patients find that both CPAP and the oral appliance resolve their symptoms and give them a great night’s sleep.
The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi is dedicated to treating your sleep apnea issues in the least invasive, most comfortable way possible. Our oral appliance comes in different varieties and is a comfortable solution for many people. Like the CPAP, it will reduce your symptoms and can be taken anywhere.
Give us a call at 248-264-3922 to schedule a free consultation and find out which option is best for you.
Improve Your Health With Comfortable Sleep Apnea Treatment
The CPAP is a reliable sleep apnea treatment and still remains the main treatment for central sleep apnea. But many people find it intolerable. In fact, the CPAP compliance rate is less than 50 percent. It’s so uncomfortable that many patients simply give up and forgo treatment entirely.
Not treating sleep apnea is dangerous. People who leave sleep apnea untreated increase their risk of problems that cause millions of deaths in America every year, like:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack
Our compliance rate with the oral appliance is outstanding with over 95% nightly compliance rate. Patients get relief within a few days to a few months from most of their symptoms. They can finally sleep well and have peace of mind knowing they are not increasing their risk of deadly health problems.
When it comes to the sleep apnea oral device vs. CPAP in Novi, our experienced team will help you make the decision that is right for you. Call our office at 248-264-3922 to schedule a free sleep apnea consultation today.