The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine connects to a mask, which provides a constant flow of air into the mouth and nose, keeping airways open so you can breathe more easily during sleep. CPAP is considered the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
CPAP Is Only Effective If You Wear It
Unfortunately, many patients find the CPAP machine uncomfortable and are unable to wear their mask. Complaints range from discomfort and dry mouth, to nasal congestion, skin irritation and nightmares.
Alternatives To CPAP
If you’ve been prescribed a CPAP device and you are unable or unwilling to wear it, there are alternatives. The Snoring Center offers a variety of minimally invasive, office based treatments for sleep apnea that can improve airflow and help you sleep better, including the Pillar Procedure and Laser Tonsillectomy.
Schedule an evaluation to learn more about CPAP alternatives and other treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.