It’s our goal at Spark Sleep Solutions to get our patients in and around Los Gatos, San Jose, San Ramon, and Santa Cruz a better night’s sleep. Because there are so many people who suffer from sleep apnea, our doctors have placed a strong emphasis on dental sleep medicine to allow us to treat this condition. We understand that for many patients, CPAP isn’t a suitable option. To help out those patients, we strive to offer a number of CPAP alternatives, including oral devices and our Compliance Recorder Device.
Alternative Treatments to CPAP
There are actually millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing during the night. While there are CPAP masks that are available to help patients with this disorder, they can also be inconvenient to use, which makes patient compliance much more difficult to attain. Proof of compliance is often required by employers since untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of daytime sleepiness, low awareness, and other serious medical conditions. Thankfully, with the new FDA-cleared Compliance Recorder, patients will have access to a more comfortable and convenient oral device that they’ll be eager to use.
This FDA-cleared device, called SomnoDent with Compliance Recorder, is designed to be worn during sleep in order to maintain an open airway. It does this by just moving the jaw slightly and gently forward. The movement will tighten the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway to keep it from collapsing, which reduces apnea during sleep. The device will accurately track and analyze when the patient is wearing the device and it’s also able to transmit the data to a cloud portal so that the prescribing physician can access it.
As about 50 percent of patients who are prescribed CPAP masks choose not to wear the mask or are simply unable to wear it, the Compliance Recorder is an excellent choice when you’re looking for CPAP alternatives. The Compliance Recorder empowers patients to actively participate in their sleep apnea treatment by communicating with their physician about compliance. It’s also a smaller, less intrusive, and more attractive alternative for those who aren’t considering CPAP.
Visit Your Los Gatos, San Jose, San Ramon, and Santa Cruz Sleep Apnea Experts!
If you’re interested in our Compliance Recorder Device or any of our other sleep apnea treatments and CPAP alternatives, feel free to give us a call at (408) 490-0182 or click on the ‘Request Appointment’ icon at the top of the page and fill out our form. We hope to see you soon and help you get a better night’s sleep!