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 […]
Is your CPAP machine hurting your teeth?
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 […]Read More
Are you ready to ditch the CPAP?
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 […]Read More
Long-Term Effects of Using a CPAP Machine
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 […]Read More
3 Reasons to Deal With Your Sleep Apnea Today
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 […]Read More
Is Your CPAP Machine Making You Sick?
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 […]Read More
Common CPAP Problems
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 […]Read More
Will My Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Damage My Teeth?
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 […]Read More
Is CPAP Annoyance Keeping You Up at Night?
For many years, the go-to solution for sleep apnea has been the CPAP machine. CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a machine that increases airway pressure to keep your airway from collapsing when you are asleep. It is an effective treatment, but recent studies have shown that alternatives to CPAP are better for patients […]Read More
What Is CPAP Intolerance?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) intolerance is the inability to tolerate a CPAP mask as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. While CPAP is the most common treatment, and often considered the gold standard for the treatment of sleep apnea, not everyone tolerates it well. The Problem of CPAP Intolerance The biggest problem with CPAP intolerance […]Read More