The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask is a highly effective treatment option when patients use it as directed. However, many patients who have these devices abandon them because they are uncomfortable and inconvenient. If a patient isn’t using the CPAP mask, they’re still suffering the effects of sleep apnea. If you’re in this situation, you may want to explore oral appliance therapy for a treatment option that’s a better fit for you.
I can’t get used to my CPAP mask. Do I have other treatment options?
If you’ve tried and tried to acclimate to your CPAP mask to no avail, it may be time to consider oral appliance therapy. With this method, patients wear an appliance that looks and feels similar to an athletic mouthguard while they sleep. The mouthguard is custom-designed to fit the patient’s unique mouth structure, so it’s very comfortable.