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.

Call Dr. James C. Ross today at 248-697-2487 for your sleep apnea consultation or contact us online to schedule an appointment in Novi, MI.