Out of the 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, there are thousands of individuals that find themselves saying “I hate my CPAP” on a regular basis.
Typically, CPAP machines are large, clunky, and just simply uncomfortable for many patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. While there are several CPAP alternatives available to those suffering from this and other sleep disorders, you may want to consider your options before you ditch your mask.
All too often, dental and medical professionals hear the complaint, “I hate my CPAP.” If this treatment method is so beneficial, then why do so many people seem to despise it so much?
Here are a handful of reasons why patients ditch the mask.
While many patients simply don’t give their CPAP machines a chance to work, many could very well benefit from a non-invasive CPAP dental alternative. However, before you decide to ditch your mask before discussing alternative CPAP treatments with your medical or dental professional, you should be aware of the many risks associated with untreated sleep apnea.
Several studies have been done over the years, and, unfortunately, it shows that 50% or more of patients stop using their CPAP machine or don’t even pursue the prescription in the first place. The primary reason behind this? The machines are too cumbersome or uncomfortable to use.
Here’s the thing most patients do not understand – when sleep apnea goes untreated, it raises their risk of other chronic, sometimes life-threatening health concerns.
Some of these risks include:
For those of you who continuously find yourself saying, “I hate CPAP,” fret not. Sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Mike Deldar, is here to help you find a sleep apnea treatment that works for you.
If you’ve tried using a CPAP machine and found it challenging to use, our team can help you find a CPAP alternative that is right for your individual needs.
Ready to find an alternative sleep apnea treatment that works for you? Then schedule your appointment at Deldar Dental today!
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