Say Bye Bye CPAP In DC, MD & VA

New Sleep apnea therapy without a mask in Northern Virginia!

Over the years, we have heard it time and time again: I hate my CPAP, I’ve tried but I really can’t tolerate it, I feel claustrophobic with the mask… isn’t there a viable alternative? Well now there is! You can say Bye Bye CPAP and get sleep apnea therapy without a mask with ApneaGuard oral appliance therapy.

We know you understand the need for CPAP treatment as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition when left untreated. However, we often find our patients either have a love-love, a love-hate or just a hate-hate relationship with their CPAP equipment (the gold standard treatment for OSA).

This is why we felt it was time for an alternative treatment to CPAP and developed the only ‘one stop shop’ for patients with OSA in the Washington D.C. metro area. Our sleep centers are staffed with board-certified sleep physicians and dentists experienced in sleep health and OSA – all under one roof. We find our patients love the convenience of one provider team, save a great deal of out of pocket costs, and enjoy being free of the mask! So stop saying “I hate CPAP”, learn more about our Oral Appliance Therapy today!

I HATE MY CPAP

Many people prescribed a CPAP machine do not use them. This noncompliance, or CPAP intolerance, leaves a sufferer’s sleep apnea untreated and further adds to the side effects of the condition. One study estimates 30-50 percent of CPAP users don’t like the treatment; another survey discovered that about half of patients stop using the device within 1-3 weeks of it being prescribed.

Luckily, there is a way to treat sleep apnea without a bulky CPAP or painful invasive throat surgeries. Over 300,000 patients world-wide have found successful treatment with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), a custom made oral device for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). ApneaGuard with SomnoMed is custom-fit by our sleep dentist and worn during sleep to provide COAT (Continuous Open Airway Therapy) ® by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. This movement tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway, which prevents obstructive apneas while you sleep.

What does ApneaGuard Offer?

Quality & Insurance Coverage
ApneaGuard with SomnoMed oral devices are made with high quality materials, manufactured under ISO 13645 standards, and FDA 510(k) cleared. And, for those with a sleep apnea diagnosis, appliances are often covered by medical insurance plans.

Comfort
Sleeping with a CPAP machine can prove difficult. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In fact, 90% of SomnoMed patients report regular use of their device. Oral appliance therapy can help sleep apnea patients ditch the mask. Patients like ApneaGuard with SomnoMed oral devices because they are comfortable and easy to wear. Plus, they are a more discreet treatment for those who want to change positions during sleep or snuggle their bed partner.

Quiet
On average, the bed partner of a snorer loses at least an hour of sleep per night, according to a study published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings. A CPAP machine may silence the snoring, but its constantly running motor might not help the bed partner sleep more soundly. COAT (Continuous Open Airway Therapy) ® is a quieter option that can minimize the symptoms of sleep apnea, such as loud snoring, with no noise at all.

Low-maintenance

An ApneaGuard oral device is easy to care for and easy to travel with. They only need to be cleaned with a SomTab, and all can fit discretely into a custom container and stowed away in your luggage. No hassles through security or with electric outlets.

Evidence-based
There are more than 15 clinical publications reporting efficacy, compliance and outcome data for oral appliances (OA) compared to CPAP and most trials compared CPAP and OA for their ability to reduce AHI.

What’s Next?

If you or a loved one have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or display a combination of the symptoms, treatment is essential. Speak to your physician. If you have already been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), consider using ApneaGuard with SomnoMed Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT).