What is CPAP?
Sleep apnea is a very real problem for millions of Americans. After a sleep study, one of the first treatments many patients try is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device.
It works by wearing a mask connected to the CPAP machine that provides a constant flow of air that opens your throat, preventing the soft tissue from clasping and triggering an apnea event. While CPAP is one of the most popular options available, there are other solutions for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
While the CPAP mask has become the quintessential treatment for sleep apnea, it can be uncomfortable for some patients. If you’ve been prescribed a CPAP and you find that it is difficult to wear throughout the night, you are not alone.
This is an extremely common issue for patients. The great news is that there are a variety of CPAP alternatives that comfortably and effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea. For some patients, a surgical option may be best. For others, there are solutions such as oral appliances.SCHEDULE CONSULTATION