Is CPAP no longer an option?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks remain a prevalent and effective treatment option for snoring and sleep apnea. However, it is estimated that 80% of CPAP users are non-compliant, intolerant, or are simply not using the mask at all.
If you have been prescribed the CPAP mask but refuse to wear it or are non-compliant, then it’s time to consider your other treatment options.
While CPAP is still a leading and effective treatment when used correctly, there are a multitude of alternative CPAP treatment options, depending on your personal needs and the root cause of your sleep apnea. The first step in determining what type of sleep apnea treatment is right for you is to set up a comprehensive evaluation with an eos sleep doctor, who will determine the root cause of your sleep apnea.
Once the root cause of your sleep apnea has been identified, a variety of treatment options can be considered, from in-office procedures to oral appliances or surgery. Many of our patients are candidates for minimally invasive procedures that take 30 minutes or less to perform in an office setting.
Some sleep apnea alternative treatments offered at eos sleep include:
- Oral Appliances
- Palate Coblation
- Pillar Procedure
- Coblation Turbinate Reduction
- Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
- Laser-Assisted Tonsil Ablation
- Radiofrequency Ablation of the Tongue
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Other inpatient surgeries are also performed at eos sleep in serious sleep apnea cases.
If you believe you or a bed partner may be suffering from sleep apnea, the first step toward an accurate diagnosis and treatment is consulting with a sleep apnea expert. Ear, nose, and throat specialists at eos sleep have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. Our practice offers a wide variety of minimally invasive treatment options, customized to fit your personal needs. Call 1-800-EOS-SLEEP today or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or to learn more about eos sleep treatment options.