Any sleep dentist will tell you that CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) has been the gold standard for successful sleep apnea treatment for decades. However, CPAP is not for everyone, and it is difficult to tolerate as you have to wear a mask of sorts, be hooked up to wires that are connected to a loud machine, and expect to sleep while this machine keeps your airway open, allowing you to breathe restfully.
If the thought of CPAP doesn’t appeal to you, please know that there are CPAP alternatives that are proving to be highly effective sleep apnea treatments in Urbandale. Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is leading the way as an affordable, easy, comfortable sleep apnea treatment that most people respond very well to, regardless of age, medical history, and socioeconomic status.
The great thing about Oral Appliance Therapy is there’s so little maintenance; you can take your appliance anywhere you travel, there’s no medication involved, and no bulky breathing machines. Regardless of the severity of your sleep apnea, you can be custom-fitted for an oral orthotic that will change your life.