CPAP Alternatives

CPAP is the gold-standard therapy for sleep apnea, but it doesn’t work for everyone, all the time. Whether you need an occasional alternative- for travelling or camping- or just cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, there are options!

  • Pot: An Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea affects approximately 20 million Americans—nearly one out of every 16 people—and estimates show that sleep disorders affect over 40 million people in the United States alone. Sufferers are unable to achieve restful sleep, no matter how long they spend in bed. As a result, people with sleep apnea suffer from many negative health … Read More »

  • Answers to Your Questions About Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy

    In this guest post, Dr. Eric Kezirian answers your questions about upper airway stimulation therapy with the Inspire device.  Positive airway pressure therapy (whether CPAP, BPAP, APAP, or another form) is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (see the image of an obstructed airway to the right).  However, some patients cannot tolerate or sleep comfortably … Read More »

  • What is Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Sleep Apnea?

    While CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is the gold-standard therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, we know that it isn’t easy. Barriers to compliance with CPAP therapy include the discomfort of sleeping while wearing a mask, having air blown through your airway all night, the inconvenience of traveling with a CPAP machine and the cost of the … Read More »

  • New Year, New Sleep Devices

    Sleep disorders, such as snoring and apnea, are more than just a nuisance – they can be related to many health risks. This is why effective and timely treatment is vital. Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) still remains the most successful treatment for sleep apnea. While patients often complain about its inconvenience, it helps them breathe through the night and get … Read More »

  • Is CPAP Forever? The Future of Sleep Apnea Treatment

    Many patients find the idea of having to wear a mask to sleep every night to be daunting. Fortunately, the field of sleep medicine is changing quickly, in ways that are making treatment more accessible, convenient, and patient-friendly. Most excitingly, better and more comfortable treatment options are being developed that could replace CPAP entirely–even as … Read More »

  • Jaw Surgery to Cure Sleep Apnea (Guest Post)

    Many patients ask their doctors (and us) about alternatives to PAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While PAP is the gold-standard for treating OSA, there are many patients who can’t tolerate it, refuse to use PAP every night or are looking for an occasional alternative to using PAP every night. In this blog series, … Read More »