Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are dangerous disorders that pose a serious risk to a person’s health if it’s not treated. The blocking of the air passages during sleep increases the chances of developing things like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and more. In some cases, sleep apnea can even be fatal.
Seeking Relief For Sleep Apnea
For those that do seek treatment for their sleep apnea, they can easily be misled by the a very common treatment method, CPAP, with claims of providing relief when the method itself has a long list of drawbacks that can make the treatment ineffective for many. In the light of CPAP failing as a treatment method often, many are often left without knowing about any alternatives available.
At Spark Sleep Solutions, we’re here to tell you that there is another, effective way of getting the relief that you need from your sleep apnea. We’ve put together this guide about the drawbacks of CPAP, as well as more information about oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea. To learn more, just contact us or check out the information below.
Why Does CPAP Fail To Provide Relief?
CPAP machines are designed to provide a steady flow of air into the nasal passages for easier breathing during sleep, which they do effectively do. However, what many people don’t expect is the process that is involved in CPAP therapy, which can leave them feeling more frustrated and uncomfortable despite the relief they get when they sleep. Here are some of the reasons why many sleep apnea patients choose to abandon their CPAP treatment and search for alternatives.
- Discomfort – When the goal of sleep apnea treatment should be to make you feel more comfortable by allowing you to sleep more soundly, CPAP machines require that you wear a mask throughout the night. Often, the mask is uncomfortable and painful by the time you take it off in the morning, and the air flow can also cause too much pressure in the airway which can lead to things like headaches.
- Lack Of Mobility – Because of their bulkiness, CPAP machines make it difficult or impossible for those who want to take their sleep apnea treatment with them to travel. If you want to get a good nights sleep, you’ll be anchored to your home with CPAP.
- Cost – While CPAP machines are a very advanced piece of technology, they can be very costly to purchase and maintain. This drawback is amplified further with cheaper alternatives out there that can also provide a superior level of relief.
Reliable Relief With Oral Appliances
While CPAP machines are sometimes referred to as the “gold standard” of sleep apnea treatment, it’s proven to not be effective for everyone. The good news is that there is an alternative treatment that provides consistent relief in the form of oral appliances. Sleep apnea oral appliances are custom made for each patient, designed to fit comfortably in the mouth, and will open up the airways while you sleep by keeping your mouth and jaw in an ideal positioning for smooth breathing.
Compared to CPAP treatment, oral appliances don’t require bulky machinery, so there’s no more motor noise through the night and you can take it with you anywhere. It’s the perfect alternative sleep apnea CPAP that’s effective, comfortable, and affordable.
Contact Spark Sleep Solutions!
At Spark Sleep Solutions, it’s our goal to help everyone get the restful sleep that they deserve, and help keep their bodies healthy with professional sleep apnea treatment. If you are seeking relief from your sleep apnea and snoring, just contact us to schedule an appointment with us and we’ll work with you to see if oral appliance treatment is right for you. We proudly work with the families of San Jose, San Ramon, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and the surrounding communities. We look forward to helping you conquer your sleep apnea and finally get the sleep you’ve been missing.