Dental Sleep Blog

Alternatives to CPAP...Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea may be the Answer

Posted July 26, 2018 by inboundMed in oral appliance therapy, cpap alternative

 If you have obstructive sleep apnea like 22 million other Americans, you are likely using CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy to manage your sleep disorder. . . Unless, of course, you’re struggling to wear the mask or nasal pillows every night.

If you’re uncomfortable or claustrophobic, you may actually end up sleeping without the CPAP gear more often than you’d like to admit to your doctor. Or maybe you have good intentions and start out wearing your sleep mask, only to wake up and find you’ve pulled it off your face in the night.

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Oral Appliance Therapy as a Travel Alternative to CPAP

Posted July 17, 2018 by inboundMed in oral appliance therapy, sleep apnea mouthpiece, cpap alternative

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you probably know that traveling with a CPAP can be a hassle, especially if you’re flying. The bulky machine, mask, tubing and humidifier chamber take up about half the space in a standard airline carry-on bag, leaving you with precious little room for your clothes and other items.

 

Leave the humidifier behind and you gain a little extra wiggle room—but then you’re committing to sleeping with dry air coming into your nose and mouth for the duration of your trip.

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