Alternatives to CPAP Machine for Sleep Apnea
If you need treatment for sleep apnea, you should know there are great alternatives to the CPAP machine. Once Dr. Longenecker diagnoses your case of sleep apnea and its type, he can present all of your options to you.
CPAP is an effective sleep apnea treatment, so we can also inform you about your CPAP options. Some of your CPAP options may include changing the shape or size of the mask or trying sister machines like the BiPAP.
Sleep apnea is dangerous because it prevents the body and brain from getting the oxygen and rest they need. Fortunately, we provide easy and successful alternatives to CPAP machine, including oral appliances and lifestyle change guidance.
Custom Oral Appliances
These alternatives to the CPAP machine work by holding the jaw forward, increasing the size of the airway and reducing air resistance. A custom-fitted oral appliance will keep your airway open and stop you from snoring or pausing your breathing.
Oral appliances can be used as an effective alternative to a CPAP machine or surgery. Benefits of oral appliance therapy include:
- More comfortable and convenient treatment option, resulting in greater patient compliance and better results
- Compact and portable
- Discreet because it is not visible when the mouth is closed, and only used at night
- Most patients see immediate results
Watch the video below to learn how snoring affects your sleep
Dr. Longenecker and his team have helped countless patients overcome sleep apnea with healthy lifestyle changes. We would be happy to guide you and advise you while you overcome sleep apnea by leading a healthier life. A lifestyle change that may improve sleep apnea includes:
- Weight loss | Excess weight exacerbates sleep apnea by putting pressure on the airway.
Learn More About Alternatives to CPAP
Dr. Longenecker is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He takes a comprehensive view, always considering your health as a whole, instead of just fixing your teeth or a few symptoms temporarily. We hope you enjoy our warm and welcoming facility, complete with current technology and outstanding customer service.
Let’s compare your CPAP options to alternatives to CPAP machine in regards to your unique needs. To schedule your personalized consultation, contact Maryland Center for Dental Sleep Apnea today.