The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device is the most effective nonsurgical treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP 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.
Benefits of CPAP
Research has shown that wearing a CPAP device every night can provide many benefits for sleep apnea patients, including:
- Significantly improved breathing during sleep
- Reduced snoring
- More restful sleep
- Decreased daytime sleepiness
- Lower blood pressure
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 and other treatments for obstructive sleep apnea.