Alternatives to CPAP
Of course, education is only part of the solution. We also have to admit that CPAP is an inherently difficult treatment for sleep apnea. Many of its difficulties may make it less appealing to young people generally and young women in particular. Skin irritation from straps, including an increased risk of acne, an unattractive appearance while sleeping, and a cumbersome nightly routine are just a few of the reasons why young people might be less happy about using CPAP. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
A standard oral appliance is a much more convenient choice for treating CPAP, and it avoids these difficulties. With an oral appliance, you just put it in your mouth before going to bed. There are no straps, no hoses, and no mask. It doesn’t cover your face as you sleep, so you don’t present a fearsome aspect to anyone sharing your bed.
Even better, we offer a treatment that can actually cure sleep apnea, rather than just treat it.The Vivos system addresses a root cause of sleep apnea–an airway that is underdeveloped. This sleep apnea treatment gradually stimulates development of your upper jaw. As the upper jaw expands, so does the airway that is shaped by it. This increases airflow and helps your airway avoid blockage. With the Vivos system, your sleep apnea can decrease in severity. Many people no longer need treatment–neither CPAP nor an oral appliance–after using the Vivos system.
Vivos is more than a potential cure for sleep apnea. It’s an opportunity to improve your life. If you have a narrow airway, it affects your breathing all the time, not just during sleep. Expanding your airway with Vivos will help you breathe better at all times. This could mean greater comfort all the time and an improved ability to exercise. Enjoy greater energy and wakefulness throughout the day. Experience less congestion related to colds and allergies because a wider airway is harder to block. As well as curing sleep apnea, these are all potential benefits of the Vivos system.