We Have Effective Solutions For Your Sleep Apnea
If you have sleep apnea, you’ll be happy to know that there are alternatives to the dreaded CPAP machine. Oftentimes, patients find that adjusting to the CPAP is too troublesome and give up on treatment altogether.
Nearly half of patients stop using the machine within the first year or fail to start treatment due to the limitations and disadvantages that come with using the device. Now there are effective treatment alternatives so you can get the most out of your sleep without additional obstacles keeping you up at night.
Dr. Slobodinsky offers a well-rounded treatment plan that includes an oral appliance in addition to certain lifestyle modifications to tackle the problem from every angle.
Why Patients Seek Alternatives to the CPAP Machine
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It delivers air through a hose and a mask into your airway to prevent it from collapsing. While it’s an effective treatment for patients with severe sleep apnea, the forced air and bulky size of the device are the cause of many complaints. Patients report being dissatisfied with the device for various reasons, including:
- Inconvenient when traveling
- Dry or stuffy nose
- Feeling claustrophobic
- Skin irritation or pressure sores
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dry mouth
The Oral Appliance is Here
Due to many complaints, patients have searched for alternative treatment methods. Here at Sleep Well Philadelphia, we treat sleep apnea and snoring with the help of the Zyppah® Professional device. It works by gently shifting your jaw forward to help prevent your airway from collapsing.
The noiseless device resembles a retainer and it doesn’t contain any wires or tubes that can disrupt your sleep. We believe that the Zyppah® Professional device is the most effective and comfortable appliance for treating sleep apnea and snoring. Now you can get the treatment you need without the hassles of a CPAP machine.
Additional Treatment Recommendations
In addition to the use of an oral appliance, Dr. Slobodinsky may recommend certain lifestyle modifications so we can address underlying issues and you can get the most out of your treatment. Dr. Slobodinsky may recommend lifestyle alterations such as:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Participate in regular exercise
- Positional therapy
- Reducing alcohol and tobacco consumption
- Throat exercises
In the most severe cases, surgery may be recommended after conservative treatments have proved to be unsuccessful. However, the surgery is invasive and only used as a last resort.