While CPAP is often the go-to treatment for patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea, time has showed that not all patients do well using the machine. In fact, some sleep apneics are known as being CPAP-intolerant, which means that, for a variety of reasons, the patient does not get the expected results after using CPAP. However, CPAP isn’t the only sleep apnea treatment available today. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) has become a very well known treatment for sleep apnea that provides the same results. Though isn’t the gold-standard treatment for sleep apneics, it is still widely prescribed and used.
According to the company SomnoMed, the creators of SomnoDent, about 70,000 patients in 20 different countries use the appliance and experience great success. The company created SomnoMed MATRx which acts like CPAP titration. This means that through a polysomnographic study (PSG), it can be predicted whether or not a patient will respond well to OAT or not. At the same time to further boost the company’s dependability and visibility as a sleep apnea treatment provider, the company received the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award of 2011 as an honoree in the Emerging Category.
Treating Sleep Apnea With An Appliance
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have found that you are CPAP-intolerant, don’t neglect treatment any longer. Neglecting treatment continuously puts you at risk each night you sleep. With the help of companies such as SomnoMed, you may find that OAT works perfectly for you. Contact Dr. Roubal’s office today to learn about OAT and SomnoDent.