If you have sleep apnea or a snoring problem, you may have been told to get a CPAP. The machines do work to stop snoring and help you breathe throughout the night. Unfortunately, many folks have trouble getting used to them. Many of our patients have had a more positive experience with an oral appliance instead of a CPAP.
At Dr. James C. Ross, we can perform a sleep apnea screening in our office and give you a complimentary take-home test. We can then provide you with a custom-made appliance to get you sleeping better and feeling better too. Call us today at 248-697-2487 to schedule a consultation.
In the meantime, see why a sleep appliance works well for so many folks:
- No Dry Mouth – Because a CPAP keeps your airway clear with a constant stream of air, you can often wake up with a dry mouth and throat. In contrast, an appliance simply moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open while you sleep. You’ll breathe easily and won’t wake up feeling parched.
- No Special Supplies Needed – You’ll need electricity or batteries to keep your CPAP running, plus distilled water to keep the air pressure at the correct level. With an appliance, no additional supplies are needed.
- Ready for a Road Trip – It couldn’t be easier to take an oral appliance with you anywhere you go. Since it’s so small, it fits easily into a pocket or purse. You can sleep with it anywhere, even an airplane or a tent in the woods.
- Unobtrusive – You and your bed partner may have trouble getting adjusted to a mask and tubing in your bed. Plus, a CPAP does make some noise, which can keep light sleepers awake. The appliance fits in your mouth, where it shouldn’t bother either of you.