How To Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea At Home Without CPAP?
If you’ve recently received an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are looking to explore non-CPAP options, rest assured there are effective at-home treatment alternatives worth considering. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has helped countless Las Vegas and Southern Nevada residents, it isn’t suitable for everyone.
Through diligent lifestyle modifications and maneuvers, it’s possible to significantly reduce apnea events and daytime symptoms without relying solely on CPAP. Two areas our clinical team frequently recommends addressing are weight management and sleep position. Losing even a modest amount of excess pounds can help if extra tissue in the neck and throat is contributing to airway obstruction overnight. We also advise techniques like strategic pillow placement to encourage side-sleeping versus the back, which keeps the airway fully open.
Custom-fitted oral appliances are another at-home alternative. Similar to our gold standard ProSomnus devices, these gently advance the lower jaw forward during sleep to maintain an open passageway.
For some, incorporating at-home maneuvers along with nonsurgical options can provide adequate relief from sleep apnea in the long term. Either way, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists to discuss all your options.
Feel free to call our team at Snoring and Sleep Solutions of Nevada with any questions you may have. Schedule your consultation today!