Remember, sleep apnea can increase your risk of:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Memory Issues
  • Weight Gain
  • Impotence
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness Related Accidents
  • Stroke
  • Sudden Nighttime Death
  • Diabetes

All About CPAP

We offer CPAP alternatives at Alexander Dental in St. Augustine, Florida. Learn more about this modern sleep apnea treatment.

The sleep apnea therapy provided at Alexander Dental in St. Augustine, Florida is considered a CPAP alternative. We don’t disparage CPAP as a way to treat sleep apnea; quite the contrary – we recognize that CPAP can be a highly successful way to treat sleep apnea, especially for those suffering with severe sleep apnea. The main problem with CPAP is that it can be extremely difficult for patients to wear, and no sleep apnea therapy is successful if it isn’t used.

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. When we refer to CPAP, we’re referring to a mask that is worn during sleep and applies air pressure to keep the airway open. The mask attaches to a machine via a tube, which delivers the flow of air. The CPAP can:

  • Keep the airway clear and unobstructed during sleep
  • Prevent snoring
  • Help you get a better night’s sleep
  • Alleviate sleep apnea symptoms
  • Help prevent health problems related to sleep apnea

There are various types of CPAP masks and machines. You may undergo sleep studies to check the levels and success of your CPAP for treating your sleep apnea.

If CPAP can be so successful, why do we offer CPAP alternatives at Alexander Dental? As a mask, many people find it very difficult or impossible to wear the CPAP during sleep. If you have not yet even tried CPAP, we may recommend you try it before attempting sleep apnea therapy with an intraoral device or CPAP alternative. But we believe that any treatment for sleep apnea is better than no treatment, which is why we use intraoral appliances to help those who’ve found themselves to be CPAP intolerant to find a sleep apnea therapy that they’ll actually use and that works.

The mask associated with the CPAP can be irritating, and you must sleep on your back to successfully wear the device. Meanwhile, the machinery, while generally quiet and rhythmic, does make noise that bothers some.

Have you tried CPAP for the treatment of your sleep apnea and found it impossible to use? Contact Alexander Dental in St. Augustine, Florida to explore CPAP alternatives with Dr. James Alexander. With oral appliance sleep apnea therapy, you can find relief when CPAP has failed you. Our St. Augustine dental office helps patients from Palm Coast, Palm Valley, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and beyond with sleep apnea therapy.