At Spark Sleep Solutions, our mission is to get you feeling well-rested and healthy again. Through our variety of treatments for obstructive and central sleep apnea, we have helped many patients in and around Los Gatos & San Jose beat sleep apnea and find a restored quality of life. We offer alternatives to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) for patients who deal with CPAP intolerance. Keep reading to learn more about CPAP intolerance and how Spark Sleep Solutions can help.
What is CPAP Intolerance?
The CPAP machine is a medical device that delivers continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) through a mask to relieve sleep apnea. While CPAP is the most effective form of treatment for sleep apnea, 50-75% of patients are unable to tolerate the system. This common occurrence is known as CPAP intolerance.
What Causes CPAP Intolerance?
CPAP Intolerance can stem from a number of different things, including:
- Embarrassment due to appearance or noise
- Nasal congestion from the pressure
- Tooth or tissue pain caused by pressure
- Unconscious removal of the mask at night
- Mask leaking pressure
- Inconvenience (requires electricity & cleaning of parts)
- Difficult to travel with (may require additional checked luggage)
- Adjustments or part replacements must be done at a lab
There are solutions for CPAP intolerance. Spark Sleep Solutions is pleased to offer a variety of CPAP alternatives, including oral appliances, dental devices, and surgical treatments. Patients who struggle with obstructive or central sleep apnea shouldn’t feel hopeless when CPAP isn’t working for them. Thankfully, CPAP alternatives can effectively restore quality of sleep and life for patients in and around Los Gatos and San Jose.
Contact Your San Jose Sleep Apnea Doctors Today
Are you one of the many patients who have CPAP intolerance? Spark Sleep Solutions can help. Give us a call at 408.490.0182 to learn about our treatment alternatives and start living the happy, healthy life you deserve. We look forward to helping you sleep and live better!