If you have trouble sleeping and have used CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines but found the results unsatisfactory, Sleep Houston can help you find alternative treatment.
You don’t need to suffer from sleepless or restless nights. Dr. Schleicher is a specialist with a proven track record of providing patients with the latest and most effective methods of treatment.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has historically been treated using a CPAP machine. However, CPAP machines may not be effective because they can be cumbersome for some patients. They require a face mask to pump compressed air into the body to keep the airways open during sleep.
- Lack of mobility when in use
- Irritation around the nose area
- Air leaks from mask
- Sinus and stomach irritation
- Uncomfortable pressure
- Disturbing machine noise
- A claustrophobic feeling when using
- Bothersome tubes
- Dry air or an unpleasant temperature
Unfortunately for some sleep sufferers, a CPAP machine simply isn’t a practical treatment method. For some it may worsen the condition, resulting in additional symptoms. When this happens, CPAP intolerance is the result.
Most Common Symptoms of CPAP Intolerance
- Facial or sinus irritation
- Fatigue or even drowsiness
- Bloating or dietary changes
Oral Appliance Therapy - Alternative to CPAP
Fortunately, Dr. Schleicher is versed in effective treatment options. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, we can help you discover comfortable CPAP-machine alternatives so you can get the full night of rest you deserve.
Known as oral appliance therapy, a custom mouthpiece is used to reposition the tongue and lower jaw. This clears the airway and keeps it open during sleep. It effectively helps you sleep better and treats snoring. There are a variety of mouthpiece choices, and Dr. Schleicher will guide you through the selection and fitting process to find the most effective one for you.
If you or a loved one suffers from CPAP Intolerance, contact Dr. Schleicher to begin finding the ideal path to a great night’s sleep: 713-828-8587.