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Posts With Category: ‘CPAP Alternative’

Benefits of Using Oral Appliances Over CPAP Machines

If you suffer from sleep apnea, finding the right treatment is crucial for improving your sleep quality and overall health. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are a well-known and effective solution, they are not always the most comfortable or convenient option for everyone. This is where oral appliances come into play. These compact, easy-to-use […]

May 15th, 2024
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CPAP Failure: How a Dentist Can Help

When you were prescribed a CPAP machine, you probably felt overjoyed at the prospect of finally getting restorative sleep again. The devastation of CPAP failure can leave you feeling hopeless and wondering what will happen to your health. Although a CPAP machine is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it does not […]

January 15th, 2024
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Oral Appliance Therapy: An Alternative To CPAP Treatment

For many years, the most used treatment for sleep apnea was Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, also known as a CPAP device. This device is effective at helping individuals sleep comfortably but comes with many tubes, straps, and other inconvenient attachments. Fortunately, there is a new and more convenient method known as Oral Appliance Therapy, as […]

July 15th, 2023
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Is your CPAP machine hurting your teeth?

October 15th, 2022

If you have sleep apnea, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t just ignore it. However, for many people who use a CPAP machine for their sleep apnea, they find that the treatment is as bad as the problem. There can be many disadvantages to using a CPAP machine, and one of these is that your […]

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Are you ready to ditch the CPAP?

Woman in white clothes laying with knees up in bed hands holding and wearing CPAP mask
September 15th, 2022

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines can work wonders for people with sleep apnea, by increasing the airway pressure and helping them to breathe properly as they sleep. However, any benefits of a CPAP machine might be quickly cancelled out by all of the negatives that come along with CPAP. Read on for your options […]

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Long-Term Effects of Using a CPAP Machine

Sleep Apnea Oxygen Mask Equipment And CPAP Machine
May 15th, 2022

For many patients, CPAP machines aren’t worth the trouble. They are bulky and uncomfortable, and can cause problems sleeping all on their own. If it seems like you feel worse after using your CPAP machine all night, you’re not imagining it – people often face not only short-term problems using a CPAP, but long-term issues […]

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3 Reasons to Deal With Your Sleep Apnea Today

Woman sleeps peacefully thanks to the bite plate that protects her teeth from bruxism.
December 15th, 2021

You may be putting off dealing with your sleep apnea – maybe you’ve heard horror stories about CPAP machines and how difficult they can be for some people to use. However, there are some very good reasons why you should deal with your sleep issues as soon as you can. Read on in case you need some […]

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Is Your CPAP Machine Making You Sick?

June 15th, 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea can interfere with a good night’s sleep, and it can also be detrimental to your health. When your doctor offered you a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, you may have thought it would solve everything. And maybe for a while, maybe it did. However, for some people, a CPAP machine can […]

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Common CPAP Problems

a man sleeping wearing a CPAP machine
January 15th, 2021

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor may have told you the best course of action would be to start using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. However, CPAP machines come with their share of side effects, which can range from annoying to dangerous. Here are some common side […]

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Will My Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Damage My Teeth?

October 15th, 2020

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, stroke, and other serious health complications. For some people, the standard treatment for sleep apnea, a CPAP machine, is intolerable. Rather than comply with treatment, some patients simply cannot or will not wear their CPAP machine at night, leaving them at risk. Dental appliances […]

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