Do you hate your CPAP?

Do you hate your CPAP?

Imagine tearing off that irritating mask and turning off the noise forever. If that sounds great, chances are you’re one of the roughly 50% of sleep apnea patients who simply can’t tolerate their CPAP machines. According to experts, that works out to about 6 million people. So if you find yourself hitting the off switch in the middle of the night, you’ve got a lot of company.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea May Be Problem s Too Dangerous To Ignore

But knowing you’ve got company doesn’t solve the problem. You still know that, without help, you’re probably going to stop breathing hundreds of times a night and wake up literally gasping for air. And you know that not only does your sleep apnea leave you exhausted during the day (and a potential menace behind the wheel), it can lead to a variety of life threatening problems like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Fortunately, there’s an answer – a new technology that means you don’t have to choose between the dangers of sleep apnea
and the discomfort of CPAP therapy.

A Simple, Effective Solution

Now, I can fit you with one of today’s comfortable and extremely effective FDA-approved devices that help keep airways open without the inconvenience of CPAP machines. These individually tailored devices have a number of advantages over CPAPmachines:

  • Oral devices are truly comfortable.
  • Most patients get used to them in just a few days.
  • They are small and convenient, so travelling with them is a breeze.

In fact, these small, lightweight oral devices work so well they are now considered a truly effective alternative to CPAP for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea – and for those with severe sleep apnea who can’t tolerate a CPAP machine.

A Perfect Fit

There are literally dozens of styles of oral devices, each with different advantages. My job is to find the right one for you, based on things like the severity of your apnea, the size and shape of your jaw and tongue and whether you grind your teeth or have a condition like TMJ.

Whether you’re one of the millions of people who would love to throw away their
CPAP machine or someone newly diagnosed with sleep apnea who’s lookingfor a treatment that really works, there’s an oral device that’s right for you. I’ll help you choose the right device, then
fit it precisely so it works effectively and gives you all the comfort you’re looking
for.

I’ve been fitting patients with oral devices for years now and I love seeing the difference finally controlling their sleep apnea makes in their lives. Isn’t it time to start waking up refreshed
and feeling energetic all day long? Don’t put it off.

(Photo credits to Howard Sandler Photography)

Dr. Andrea Stevens is a cosmetic and family dentist in practice in Kanata, Ontario. If you have dental questions, you can call her at 613-271-7091 or visit her at kanatacosmeticdentist.com Please also feel free to leave comments or questions below, and Dr. Stevens will be happy to answer!