CPAP is great when it’s working, but it doesn’t work for everyone.
Don’t give up because the health effects of untreated apnea are serious.
It can obviously disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling terrible throughout the day. But it can also put you at risk for other serious health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
But before you pull the plug on CPAP –
- Have you tried any other treatment options?
- Have you tried sleep counseling? It can really make a difference for people beginning a CPAP regimen.
If you’ve tried everything, it’s crucial to find an alternative for CPAP as soon as you can.
In the past, your options have been limited to oral appliances and surgery in some cases.
Today there are more options than ever before and even more on the horizon, including lighter face masks, more ergonomic oral appliances, and other new treatments.
If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, there’s no reason to keep living in misery, so don’t give up.
With more options than ever before, we’re living in a golden age for sleep apnea treatment options.
They include more comfortable air pressure-based systems, body positioners, new nerve stimulation technologies, and surgically implanted suspension lines.
As you research all the treatment options, here are some things to keep in mind:
Who is the treatment recommended for?
Many of the treatments are for obstructive sleep apnea which is the type that most people have, although some will also work for central sleep apnea. You need a treatment that works for your specific type. If you’re not sure about this, contact us for an appointment and diagnosis.
Most of the treatments are medical devices which by law require a prescription in the US and many other countries. For this reason, you’ll have to work with a doctor to get properly diagnosed and a recommendation for a specific treatment.
Depending on your diagnosis, some are covered by insurance while others are covered partially or not all, so do your research. And we can help with this as well.
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