You Don’t Want to Use CPAP
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your sleep doctor will likely prescribe CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). CPAP is a highly effective treatment for people who can use it, but many people don’t want to use it.
CPAP uses a pump to force air into your throat via your nose and/or mouth. This can be unpleasant, and not everyone even wants to try it. Plus, CPAP machines are inconvenient to use, care for, and transport. If you don’t think you’re going to like CPAP, it makes sense to consider your other sleep apnea treatment options.
CPAP is not the only sleep apnea treatment available. Oral appliance therapy is a front-line CPAP alternative for mild to moderate sleep apnea. This means that if you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you can choose oral appliance therapy instead of CPAP, and insurance will cover it.