Dental Sleep Blog

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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Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece (Oral Appliance) vs CPAP: Pros and Cons

Posted April 11, 2018 by inboundMed in oral appliance, sleep apnea mouthpiece, cpap problems

Oral appliances made by licensed sleep medicine dentists are now approved as a first-line therapy for treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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The Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece: Benefits, Uses, and Indications

Posted April 11, 2018 by inboundMed in sleep apnea mouthpiece, oral appliance

If you snore or have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor or a sleep medicine dentist may recommend that you try an oral appliance to open your airway.

For people who can’t tolerate a CPAP machine, a dental oral appliance can be a simple solution to a vexing problem affecting your sleep. Due to their ease of use, dental oral appliances are being recommended as a first-line therapy by more and more by sleep physicians. Oral appliances have many advantages, including their small size and portability.

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