Lubbock CPAP Alternative therapy options are available at Renew Sleep. Some form of treatment is always encouraged, as untreated OSA & UARS can often lead to other health consequences such as:
CPAP ( Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the gold standard for the management of sleep apnea. CPAP works by pumping air through a hose into a nasal mask that is strapped to the patient’s head. Constant pressure in the airway pushes the collapsible tissue out of the way and maintain an open/stable airway
While CPAP is highly effective at managing OSA, many patients have difficulty tolerating this type of therapy and many become non-compliant within 6 months.
Oral Appliance Therapy is an alternative treatment option to CPAP treatment. A customized appliance can be made for you that will help reduce your snoring and improve your sleep without a loud and bulky machine. An Oral Appliance is convenient, portable, and effective requiring little maintenance all while improving your breathing while asleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy is an extremely effective treatment for snoring, obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. The appliance fits snug over your teeth similar to an orthodontic retainer. This is worn while you sleep and supports your jaw in a downward and forward position to keep your airway open. These devices are manufactured to strict standards and are FDA cleared specifically to manage sleep Apnea. “At-home appliance kits” and other bulky non-custom devices that claim to help with snoring are often not as comfortable and less successful than the custom appliances we use. When used correctly Oral Appliance Therapy is just as effective as CPAP.
Imagine breathing through a coffee straw. Now imagine breathing through a water hose. Which would you prefer? Keeping your airway open while you sleep allows you to breathe with reduced resistance and stress on your body. This allows your body to do what it was made to do! Heal, rest, and regenerate. Learn more about Lubbock CPAP Alternatives.
** In 2015 the American Academy of Sleep Medicine issued updated practice parameters recommending the use of custom fabricated oral appliances made by specially trained dentists for patients with OSA & USAR who prefer an oral appliance over CPAP or who are non-compliant with CPAP.