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CPAP Not Working

Oral Appliance Therapy
For some people, CPAP therapy just is not a suitable option. It can be too uncomfortable, and the noise can be irritating to a point where it impacts sleep habits. Approximately half of patients attempting CPAP therapy discontinue their treatment within a year, and many decide to stop after only one night. If you have tried traditional forms of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and find that it just hasn’t worked out, talk to Medina Dental Sleep Solutions. Our team offers a more comfortable and quieter experience through oral appliance therapy, which gently repositions the jaw to prevent pauses in breath. Speak with our team today to learn more!

Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Harm Your Health

OSA occurs during the deepest form of sleep, rapid eye movement sleep, where the body can operate a little differently than it does at other times. In REM sleep, your throat can soften to an extent where your own tissue blocks your airway. During these periods, you can go over a minute without a full breath. Finding a comfortable and effective form of treatment can help you to limit the harm that sleep apnea causes, so if you have been struggling, it’s time to talk to a sleep science professional.
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My CPAP Therapy Has Been Ineffective And Irritating

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are one of the most common methods of treating obstructive sleep apnea, and for some, this is a helpful way to achieve a safer night of sleep. They are not for everyone, however, and if you have spent some time with one, you might know why. The masks can irritate the skin, simply be uncomfortable, and the experience can trigger claustrophobia.

Rejection of CPAP therapy is common, and it can be due to several factors, such as:

  • Difficulty sleeping due to noise or mask discomfort
  • Facial skin irritation
  • Claustrophobia and sense of suffocation
  • Nasal congestion or seasonal allergies
  • Respiratory infections
  • Mouth or throat dryness
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Oral Appliance Therapy Gives You Another Option

For those who are looking for an alternative to CPAP therapy, there is an option that helps obstructive sleep apnea patients in a quieter and less intrusive manner. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) gently shifts jaw position to keep the airway open during sleep, giving you a more comfortable experience and a quieter night of rest. This can be a positive solution for people who struggle with traditional OSA treatment.

Oral appliance therapy provides several key advantages over CPAP therapy, including:

  • No mask means no skin irritation and dryness
  • Portable and convenient for travel
  • Easy to clean
  • No hose clutter
  • A more comfortable sleep experience
  • Reduced risk of grinding teeth (bruxism)
  • No outlet required!

Leave Your CPAP Behind

Experience Simpler Travel

Travel is stressful enough on its own. When you add in the complexity of bringing a CPAP machine along with you, it can turn your vacation into a real hassle. Stop worrying about security checkpoints and spend more time doing what you love.

Focus On Your Time

Even once you get to your destination, CPAP therapy takes work. When you have to go hunt down deionized or distilled water, it is impossible to really relax. After all that, you just have to hope that your outlet is close enough to your bed. Oral appliances can save you time and effort.

Stay On Top Of Your Therapy

When OSA treatment is uncomfortable or overly complicated, it increases the risk that you will discontinue its regular use. With an easy to carry oral appliance, you can keep yourself honest.
Oral appliances can be taken anywhere
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Find Your OSA Alternative With Medina Dental Sleep Solutions
Ready to try a different sleep apnea treatment? If you have abandoned your CPAP machine, talk to our team about continuing treatment with a simpler and quieter solution. To learn more about oral appliance therapy for OSA, speak with Medina Dental Sleep Solutions today!