Sleep is one of the most important things we need to be healthy and happy. For some, sleep is hard, and problems plague their nights that make them groggy and tired all the time. And, in extreme cases, can result in worsening conditions. Dr. Valente practices sleep medicine and is dedicated to helping people with apnea and snoring troubles get a good night’s rest, safely.
Oral Appliance Therapy and CPAP Machines
In most cases, people with any type of sleep apnea are given a CPAP machine that helps them breathe regularly throughout their sleeping times. These machines require the use of a mask that fits over your mouth and nose and is hooked up to a machine through a hose that eliminates apnea, or other breathing problems. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. People have often complained about the use of the machines because they are uncomfortable, hard to use, and are a nightmare to clean.
Oral Appliance Therapy is a service that Dr. Valente offers to people who want another way to combat their mild to moderate sleep apnea. According to the AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine), Oral Appliance Therapy is just as effective as CPAP.
If you are one of the millions who are currently using a CPAP machine or have even stopped using a CPAP because of the discomfort and common problems associated with the CPAP machines, you have options that Dr. Valente is happy to talk with you about.
To learn more about how you can gain freedom from CPAP, Click Here or give us a call at (508) 987 – 8125 to speak with a sleep specialist and schedule an appointment.