Try A Travel-Friendly Sleep Apnea Treatment
- May 15, 2019
You wake up. It’s the first day of your vacation. You are ready for a day of activities … or maybe you’ll just relax. Either way, it’s going to be fun.
Wait? Did you snore last night? If so, your family might be ready to complain about the bad sleep they got. (They did share a hotel room with you, after all.)
Instead, you are happy to learn that they all slept great. They all insist that you didn’t snore at all. They just want to get some breakfast and get going with the rest of the day.
It turns out your visit to Total Dental Care a few months ago was a great idea. The sleep apnea treatment you got helped you — and your loved ones — get a great night of sleep. Now, you are looking forward to enjoying your time away from your daily routine.
You’re so glad you called 803-272-4162 to visit our Columbia, SC dental office, right?
Simplify Your Solution
If you are planning to travel this summer for fun or for work, you want to get a good night’s sleep. Your traveling companions would probably prefer that you didn’t snore through the night, too.
Having a sleep apnea treatment that can fit in a jacket pocket would make your treatment convenient and portable. This can save room and spare you from having to check another bag if you are traveling by air.
Several patients have told us about their struggles using a CPAP machine. While this can be an effective way to treat sleep apnea, some people find it difficult to fall asleep while wearing a mask. Other people are bothered by the feeling of air pushing into their mouth or nose. Another group has said the sound of the machine running is a problem all its own.
By getting an oral appliance instead, you have a soundless solution that is custom-made to fit your mouth to be as comfortable as it can be.
When you have obstructive sleep apnea, your airways will close as your muscles relax when you fall asleep. This causes your snoring to be louder until your airways are completely closed and you stop breathing. This is a pattern that can repeat hundreds of time every night.
CPAP is short for continuous positive airway pressure. These machines use a fan to push air into your airway. That air pressure keeps your airway open so you keep breathing and stay asleep … if you can tolerate the machine.
Our oral appliance takes a different approach to keep your airway clear. This pushes your lower forward just a bit. That holds your mouth in a position that allows you to breathe easier and snore less.
That’s why it can help and your family or friends get a great night of sleep before you start your vacation.