If you suffer from sleep apnea, it’s likely that your doctor has already prescribed the use of a continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) machine. CPAP machines are a common frontline treatment choice, even though they have low compliance rates. There are a number of reasons why you might find it difficult to stick with your CPAP machine, including noise and discomfort. While the goal of a CPAP machine is to help you sleep better, often they have the opposite effect.
Luckily, there are CPAP alternatives on the market for those who want to try something more modern. Dr. Morris specializes in sleep apnea oral appliances and alternative sleep apnea therapies.
What Is a Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance?
A sleep apnea oral appliance is a custom-fitted oral device that you wear at night. These appliances look like mouth guards and position your lower jaw forward. This helps your airway stay open during sleep and makes it possible for you to breathe comfortably.
Benefits of a Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance
An alternative sleep apnea therapy, like a sleep apnea oral appliance, can be more comfortable and less intrusive than a CPAP machine. Oral appliances are portable, so you can take them with you when you’re away from home. Where a CPAP machine runs the risk of keeping you and your partner up at night, a sleep apnea oral appliance doesn’t require any power or make any noise. You and your partner can rest easy knowing that you’re protected with an oral appliance.
More patients are choosing alternative CPAP treatments for their comfort, ease, and simplicity. Request an appointment and we can talk through your options.
Learn more about sleep apnea and how you can benefit from an alternative sleep apnea therapy.
Content found on this blog is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please speak with a professional if you have concerns about your oral health.