Anyone diagnosed with sleep apnea is familiar with the cumbersome, loud, annoying CPAP machine. Sure, the benefits of good sleep and refreshed waking hours are well worth the hassle of wearing the little monster, but the device is far from sexy. In fact, it’s downright ugly. Furthermore, travelling with CPAP can be annoying.
Now, there’s an alternative to CPAP. A quiet, simple, discreet device that’s easy to use and even easier to travel with.
For many years, the continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP, has been the gold standard for effectively treating sleep apnea. CPAPs have helped many people overcome chronic fatigue associated with sleep apnea, delivering healthier lives and happier spouses along the way. A CPAP device consists of a main electronic unit that manages airflow. The patient sleeps on his back and wears a mask over his mouth and nose. A tube connects the mask to the main unit, and constant air pressure ensures that soft tissues in the throat remain open so that breathing continues regularly while the patient sleeps.
CPAP works, there’s no question. However, it’s not the most attractive and easy-to-use device. Many people have trouble sleeping to the constant hum of the main unit. Others find sleeping on their back difficult and uncomfortable. Still others have difficulty finding a mask that fits properly. Even those who can tolerate the noise and mandatory sleeping position, and whose masks fit well, usually dislike travelling with the CPAP.
Effective, Discreet Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. Gershberg offers a small, discreet oral appliance that will work diligently all night to keep you from snoring, while ensuring that you breathe freely. Called a sleep guard or snore guard, the sleep apnea appliance fits comfortably in the mouth and requires no electricity.
A sleep guard seems so simple; how could it possibly work? The acrylic appliance holds the lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep. In this position, the jaw won’t allow soft oral tissues in the back of the mouth and in the throat to block airflow. So, you breathe easily, snore-free, all night long.
Because the appliance is small, simply tuck it into your bag when you travel. Perhaps best of all, the appliance is discreet. Should anyone see you wearing it, you’ll never have to feel embarassed about how you look wearing your sleep apnea appliance.
Get Fitted for a Sleep Guard Now
Call Main Line Snoring Solutions at 610-527-6704, to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stephen Gershberg. He’ll talk with you about your sleep symptoms, then help you determine the best course of treatment for relief. Our office is accepting new patients, and we’re located in Bryn Mawr on the Main Line in PA.