Although CPAP is considered the ‘gold standard’ for patients with severe sleep apnea, it only works if you wear it. With only 43% of CPAP users actually wearing their CPAP masks, an alternative is embraced by many suffering with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
For patients who suffer from mild to moderate and even severe sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is a popular method for treatment. Dr. Akkad uses a variety of different appliances to position your jaw where it keeps your airway from collapsing during sleep.
Many patients with severe sleep apnea who need to wear a CPAP at high pressure, find comfort in combining CPAP with an oral appliance. The re-positioning of the jaw helps open the airway, allowing CPAP users to turn down the pressure on their masks, resulting in higher tolerance and usage.
To find out how you can wear your CPAP at a lower pressure call us at (682) 888-1680