I already have a CPAP machine that I am not using. Are there other options?
If your doctor recommended a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine for you and you are not using it, you are not alone. CPAP intolerance is extremely common. Some people have difficulty getting used to the airflow while others have a hard time sleeping with a mask.
We provide counseling services for patients as well. Making lifestyle changes and finding the right treatment for you all contribute to your improved health.
Often switching masks helps, and in other cases, we can offer you oral appliance therapy for the treatment of your sleep apnea. Patients report that oral appliance therapy is much easier to acclimate to and easier for them when they travel.
In fact, oral appliance therapy is often the first treatment recommended for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea for exactly the same reason you are having trouble with your CPAP machine.
So grab a copy of your old sleep study and call us at Sleep! to set up a consultation. If you qualify for oral appliance therapy, we may be able to make you an appliance right away so you can start enjoying a better night’s sleep immediately.
Do you have other questions about your CPAP machine and how to make treatment work better for you? Call our California, MD sleep center for more details.