Understanding the Alternatives to a CPAP Machine

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) makes it almost impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep and all of the benefits that come along with getting adequate rest. Untreated, OSA can increase your risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health complications (especially if you already have underlying health conditions). 

The CPAP machine is a common form of treatment for people experiencing sleep apnea. Fortunately, there are other options available depending on your circumstances. At Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry, our prosthodontist Dr. Ramin Mahallati and our dentistry team offer general and cosmetic dentistry services, including obstructive sleep apnea treatment, at our practice in Beverly Hills, California.

Alternatives to using a CPAP machine to treat obstructive sleep apnea

Since most people experiencing sleep apnea don’t realize that they’re having trouble breathing while sleeping, it’s especially important to be screened for it by our team.

If diagnosed, the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine helps to keep the airway open while you sleep via a steady stream of air pressure delivered through a mask while you sleep. 

Although the CPAP machine is the standard of treatment for many people living with OSA, it’s not right for everyone. 

In fact, many people hate using their CPAP machines. Some of the most common complaints we hear about the CPAP machine include:

One of the biggest side effects of OSA is that it makes it virtually impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep, which can wreak havoc on your quality of life and your mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as your physical health. So it’s essential that the OSA treatment you choose allows you to sleep comfortably and get the rest you need while also managing your OSA.

Oral appliances designed to keep your airway open while you sleep are less intrusive and much easier to use when treating OSA. They don’t require that you wear a mask or use obtrusive equipment that many people with OSA find stressful.

Dr. Mahallati offers sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment with oral appliance therapy if you’re looking for a less invasive and more comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine. If your sleep apnea is caused by a dental issue, Dr. Mahallati will recommend the appropriate treatment. 

For more information about sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment options, contact us at Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahallati or book an appointment online.

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