Why People Seek Alternatives for CPAP
Nearly half or more of people who have tried CPAP machines don’t stick with the treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, but many users say the mask is claustrophobic, loud, uncomfortable, and oftentimes irritates their skin and throat.
Don’t wait to treat your sleeping condition because doing so can increase your risk of more serious health problems. Our oral appliance devices combined with our holistic approach allows us to provide unique treatment modalities and techniques, ensuring healthy results you’ll be happy about.
Our Red Bank dental practice features Panthera, an FDA-approved oral appliance made from acrylic material. Dr. MacFarlane is dedicated to eliminating metals for a more comfortable and safe approach. This appliance is designed specifically for the patient and made to fit both their upper and lower jaw.
When the appliance is worn, it pulls the jaw forward and opens the airway, preventing both sleep apnea episodes and heavy snoring. Ideally for mild to moderate sleep apnea sufferers, oral appliances are small, non-invasive, easy to use, and more comfortable than CPAP machines. These dental mouthpieces will provide you with a refreshing, restful sleep, improve your overall health, and increase your energy level the next day.
Our Holistic Approach
While we provide oral appliances to help treat this sleep disorder, we also incorporate a holistic approach, combining both methods for exceptional results.
Dr. MacFarlane tailors his treatment according to each patient and their particular needs. Our goal is to help you get the sleep you need in order to feel healthy and refreshed every morning. Some of the holistic techniques we’ve been researching for sleep apnea treatment include:
- Essential oil rubs
- Relaxation techniques
- Quiet music
Other techniques sleep apnea sufferers can consider to manage their diagnosis include:
- Adopting a healthy diet and exercise regimen
- Refraining from bad habits such as excessive smoking and drinking
- Surgical procedures such as removing the tonsils or widening the airways in your nose or throat