Patients who use CPAP to treat their sleep apnea sleep with a mask strapped to their face. The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine has a hose which connects to the mask, through which it blows pressurized air into the nose. The pressure keeps the airway open during sleep.
CPAP Compliance Is Very Low
While CPAP can be very effective if worn regularly, many patients simply find it too cumbersome and uncomfortable to use. Most studies show that fewer than 50% of people who are prescribed CPAP use it regularly. Complaints range from discomfort and dry mouth to nasal congestion, skin irritation, claustrophobia, and nightmares.
Alternatives To CPAP
If you’ve been prescribed a CPAP device and you are unable or unwilling to wear it, The Snoring Center can help! We are the Nation’s leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. Our Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat physicians specialize in treating snoring and sleep apnea without resorting to invasive surgical procedures or cumbersome CPAP machines. Procedures such as the Pillar Procedure, turbinate reduction, and laser tonsillectomy are all performed in the office using only local anesthesia, so patients can immediately return to their normal activities. Oral appliances are fitted quickly and conveniently.
Schedule an evaluation to learn more about all of your treatment options, and let The Snoring Center’s physicians help you get the restorative sleep that you need to be your best. Call today – you’ll be glad that you did.