Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It causes interruptions in breathing during sleep, which can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness and other health issues.
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a device that uses mild air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep, preventing interruptions in breathing.
Can be uncomfortable to wear
Requires a power source
Can be used for severe sleep apnea
May cause nasal congestion or dryness
A Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) is a custom-made oral appliance that holds the jaw and tongue in a forward position. By doing so, it helps to keep the airway open during sleep.
“MADs are a good option for people who cannot tolerate CPAP or have mild to moderate sleep apnea.”
The decision of whether to use a CPAP or a MAD depends on several factors, such as the severity of your sleep apnea, your sleeping habits, and your personal preference.
If you have severe sleep apnea, CPAP may be the better option.
If you tend to breathe through your mouth, MAD may be more suitable.
Some people may find CPAP too uncomfortable or invasive, while others prefer the simplicity of the device.
While CPAP and MAD are the most common solutions for sleep apnea, there are other options that may work for you.
If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a sleep specialist. They can diagnose your condition and recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.
Consult with a sleep specialist to get started on your journey to better sleep.
Whether you choose CPAP or MAD, or another treatment option, treating your sleep apnea is essential to your health and quality of life. Consult with a specialist today to find the best solution for you.