Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is a treatment used to manage the disorder sleep apnoea. Committing to CPAP is essential in preventing serious health problems, but discomfort with CPAP therapy equipment (which involves a mask) can stop people using it every night.
- An oral device may serve as an appropriate alternative, shifting the lower jaw and teeth forward to keep airways open.
- The device easy to transport, encouraging continued use when away from home.
- Research indicates people find it easier to comply with the therapy, called Oral Appliance Therapy.
Consult with your dentist if you feel it could benefit you more than CPAP therapy.
"Research shows that oral appliances can work as an effective alternative to CPAP for the majority of patients who suffer from sleep apnoea."
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