Continuous Positive Air Pressure therapy, commonly called C-PAP, is the most common treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and it’s available at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common form of the condition. The sleeper’s airway closes involuntarily, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the brain. It is associated with many health risks, including heart disease.
C-PAP treatment involves wearing a mask during sleep. A thin hose connected to it delivers a steady stream of air to keep the airway open. C-PAP is the most-prescribed treatment for OSA, because it is considered so effective.
Be that as it may, many people who have used it find the C-PAP uncomfortable to wear. An alternative is the mandibular advancement splint, more simply known as an oral appliance. Worn like an ordinary mouthguard, they keep the lower jaw in a forward position to prevent the airway from closing.
Studies have shown oral appliances to be effective, though the C-PAP is considered by many to be the gold standard.