CPAP Alternatives

How to Keep Using CPAP If You Have Nasal Congestion

Your CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine can literally be a lifesaver. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a daily nuisance. For some people, one common source of annoyance with CPAP is nasal congestion. Clogged nostrils can make it hard to use your CPAP machine.  At the Advanced Dental Sleep [...]

Is Positional Therapy Effective for Sleep Apnea?

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a promising sleep apnea treatment in theory, being nearly 100% effective. However, in practice, the effectiveness is significantly lower, quite likely 50% effective or less because that’s how many people use it according to recommendations over the long term. This drives a continual search for {{{{link [...]

What to Do about the Philips CPAP Recall

When used properly, CPAP can be a life-saving device. However, Philips Respironics recently issued a recall because some of their devices may actually lead to life-threatening complications. People using certain models of Philips Respironics CPAP machines are encouraged to stop using them immediately, but people using related Philips Respironics ventilator devices [...]

Are There Disposable CPAP Masks for Sleep Apnea?

Most people agree that CPAP technology works well for patients who can tolerate it. Unfortunately, many people are unable to cope with the pressure sores, sense of claustrophobia and maddening noises often associated with CPAP-use. One of the biggest complaints of using CPAP is having to thoroughly clean the mask night after night. Most people [...]

Is CPAP Making Your Mouth Dry?

Dry mouth is a common problem that people experience when they have sleep apnea because they tend to breathe through their mouths. Unfortunately, {{{{link id='7701' text='treatment with CPAP'}}}} might actually make the problem worse. When you have a dry mouth, it also might make you cough more. Find out how CPAP causes dry mouth [...]

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