CPAP Alternatives in Calgary

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While CPAP machines are an excellent treatment option which is commonly recommended, it can often be difficult for some patients to sleep with. Additional CPAP machines often take up a lot of space by your bedside and make some people feel claustrophobic.

If you can’t tolerate your CPAP machine, don’t worry—there are other options. Dr. Saleema Adatia can help you find an oral appliance that’s effective and comfortable for you. After all, the best sleep apnea treatment is the one you’re able to use easily and regularly.

To learn more about alternatives to CPAP, get in touch with our office today.

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Many patients stop using their CPAP machines due to discomfort and inconvenience. Unfortunately, stopping use means stopping treatment and this can result in serious risks to your health. It’s important to find a treatment method that suits your lifestyle and is comfortable for you.

An oral appliance can be an effective alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea and snoring. These devices are mouthguards specially designed to help keep your airway open while you’re sleeping.

Your oral appliance will be customized to fit your mouth perfectly, so it will be comfortable for you to wear. You also won’t have to make extra room on your nightstand and the device is completely silent. For added convenience, oral appliances are portable and allow you to sleep in any position you like.

Lifestyle Changes Can Help

Alongside your oral appliance treatment, Dr. Adatia can help you develop a lifestyle plan that can further alleviate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Some of the lifestyle changes she may recommend include:

Reducing Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption: Tobacco use can affect your airway and greatly increase your risk of developing sleep apnea. Consuming alcohol or other sedatives can also make you more susceptible to sleep apnea.

Losing Weight: One of the most common causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is excess weight in the neck. If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help make a permanent positive change in your snoring and other symptoms.

Positional Therapy: Sleeping on your back may worsen your sleep apnea. If you can train yourself to sleep on your side, your airway may be less likely to become obstructed.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q: Can you treat sleep apnea without CPAP?

A; Yes, sleep apnea can be treated without a CPAP mask. Dr. Adatia is happy to offer oral appliances as a more comfortable and less-invasive alternative that can easily help your sleep apnea.

While CPAP usually works, it can be uncomfortable and many people dislike it. On the other hand, oral appliances are customized just for you and are far more comfortable. By wearing an oral appliance, you can control your sleep apnea without sacrificing comfort.

A: There are some lifestyle changes you can make to improve your sleep apnea, but it’s best to make these changes alongside professional treatment. Once you have your oral appliance, Dr. Adatia can work with you to develop a plan for reducing your sleep apnea symptoms.

A: A poorly maintained CPAP machine has the potential to lead to health issues. As long as you clean your CPAP mask and keep up with maintenance, it shouldn’t cause lung issues for you.

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We are in the same office as Symmetry Dental in the Southland Court—located on Southport Road SW, across from Modern Steak Modern Ocean, just off Macleod Trail SE. There is ample parking in the lot on the east side of the building.

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  • Calgary, AB T2W 3M6

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