Can You Share Some No Mask Sleep Apnea Treatments?

Q:
Can you share some no mask sleep apnea treatments?

A:
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Some devices have been used in treating sleep apnea, the CPAP machines are the most common one. However, some people don’t like the masks of CPAP machines because they are uncomfortable and inconvenient.

For these people, there are some devices without masks:

  • Mouth Devices
    There’re several types of mouth devices, including mandibular advancement device (MAD), tongue retaining device, and “boil and bite” device. And no matter what type you choose, you need to see a dentist to have it fitted.
  • Position Pillows
    Position pillows are meant to raise your upper body, so your airway is more likely to stay open.
  • Nerve Stimulation Devices
    Nerve Stimulation Devices is an implanted device that can monitor your breathing patterns and send signals to the nerves that control your tongue and other muscles to move forward, so that your airway can stay open.

No matter what type device you will choose, please talk to your doctor first.

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