Effective sleep apnea treatment without CPAP offered in Willoughby Hills
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, chances are that you have been told that a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is the way to treat it. However, did you know that you can effectively treat sleep apnea without CPAP? Discreet, non-invasive oral appliance therapy has been approved by the FDA for treatment of sleep apnea, which means that you can achieve similar results without the cumbersome mask and machine! At Snoring and CPAP Solutions in Willoughby Hills, OH, Dr. Michael Stern can help you determine if this approach is right for you.
How oral appliance therapy works
There are over 100 FDA-approved oral appliances designed to treat sleep apnea, but they all work on the same basic premise: you simply insert a mouthguard that looks similar to those used in sports while you sleep, and it positions your jaw and tissues in an optimal position to prevent your airway from becoming obstructed while you sleep. This in turn relieves your sleep apnea symptoms, such as snoring and frequent waking throughout the night, and helps restore your overall health and wellbeing.
Benefits of oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea
Anyone who has tried a CPAP machine can tell you that it is not the best way for you or your bed partner to achieve a good night’s sleep. The machine can be loud, the face mask can be uncomfortable, and it is difficult to travel with. Some people are even allergic to the components of the face mask or it can cause them to have issues with nasal congestion. Conversely, oral appliance therapy is:
- Portable for easy travel
- Free from side effects such as nasal congestion or allergies
- Customized to your specific needs
If you are ready to start sleeping better, but have been hesitant to treat your sleep apnea due to not wanting to use a CPAP machine, then oral appliance therapy may be just what you need to get a good night’s rest and regain your health. Call Snoring and CPAP Solutions in Willoughby Hills at (440) 833-6008 to schedule your consultation today!Back to Cpap Alternative Page