Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects millions of patients of all ages, and millions more suffer from chronic snoring. In severe cases, the solution is often to utilize a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that addresses the problem by gently keeping the airway open with a gentle stream of air. However, for many patients, a CPAP mask and machine is too cumbersome to allow for comfortable sleep, even if their snoring or sleep apnea isn’t as much of an issue.
No need for a CPAP machine
Fortunately, many people who rely on a CPAP machine can find a more comfortable alternative with a custom-designed sleep appliance. Instead of providing a gentle stream of air, an appliance keeps your airway open by comfortably supporting your lower jaw in a slightly forward position. This helps stop tissues from collapsing into your airway to ensure you keep breathing throughout the night.
No more chronic snoring
Patients who snore persistently but don’t have OSA can also benefit from a custom sleep appliance. Partial airway obstruction is as common a cause of snoring as it is of sleep apnea, and though snorers aren’t often prescribed CPAP machines, their conditions can still have an impact on their overall health. With a sleep appliance, you can stop chronic snoring and lower your risks of such impacts.
No more daytime symptoms
When patients lose sleep due to sleep apnea or because their CPAP machines aren’t comfortable enough, they can experience increasing symptoms throughout the day, such as exhaustion and difficulty with concentration. By wearing a custom-designed appliance, you can alleviate these symptoms by improving the quality of your sleep.
Enjoy Better, More Comfortable Sleep
If you have sleep apnea, then you may be able to enjoy better sleep with a custom appliance that’s more comfortable than traditional CPAP. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.