Alternatives to CPAP
Have you tried using a CPAP machine and hated it? Have you been told that CPAP is your only treatment option for Sleep Apnea? Have you ever thought, "I hate my CPAP!"
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you should come see Dr. Siegel about alternative solutions to CPAP treatment.
Dr. Siegel is specially trained to treat Sleep Apnea and its symptoms. He has successfully treated many of his patients with mild to intermediate Sleep Apnea without using CPAP machines. Come see Dr. Siegel for a Sleep Consultation and find out if you are a candidate for his non-invasive, alternative therapy.
If you use a CPAP machine and you're in the Philadelphia area, call now to schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.
Is Your CPAP Keeping You Up At Night?
CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is a treatment that uses air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. CPAP is used to treat advanced and some intermediate cases of Sleep Apnea. This treatment is done using a CPAP machine, but can so uncomfortable, noisy and invasive that many patients stop using it.
The face mask is kept in place with straps while you're wearing it at night. A tube connects to the machine, which blows air into the tube. But the CPAP machine itself can cause sleep deprivation due to discomfort and noise.
Despite the fact that CPAP therapy is effective, it can’t work unless it is used. If you can’t tolerate CPAP therapy, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why some people discontinue using their CPAP machines;
- uncomfortable mask
- stuffy, irritated nose
- skin allergies to the mask
- difficult to travel with the machine
- they can’t stand the air pressure
- they take off the mask unknowingly while sleeping
- the noise keeps them awake
Call now to schedule a Sleep Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.
Treatment Options For Sleep Apnea
Dr Siegel offers effective solutions to treat mild to intermediate Sleep Apnea without using CPAP. In February 2006, The American Academy of Sleep Medicine stated that oral appliances were as effective as CPAP in treating mild to intermediate cases of Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Siegel has had great success treating many of his Sleep Apnea patients using oral appliances that are worn in the mouth during the night to help keep your airways open.
The oral sleep apnea appliance works by moving the jaw slightly forward and keeping the tongue from falling back over your windpipe. When your jaw and tongue are in the correct place, your airways remain open throughout the night and you sleep soundly without disruptions and without CPAP.
This non-invasive treatment for Sleep Apnea is a simple alternative for some patients rather than uncomfortable, bulky apparatus like the CPAP machine. You owe it to yourself to know your options before resorting to drastic measures.
If you're interested in an alternative treatment for sleep apnea and you live in the Philadelphia area, call us today to schedule a Sleep Apnea Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.