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Oh, My CPAP

Oh, my CPAP!

Use of the CPAP is increasing in all age groups. Some people are thankful and grateful for their reverse vacuum cleaner, others not so much. A CPAP is a machine with a hose and a cone that fits over the nose that forces air into the nose. Because forced air escapes to the back of the nose into the snoring complex, nose, mouth, throat, and holds down the soft palate (where the uvula hangs from) as a result the snoring stops and the sleep apnea goes away. Sleep apnea, long periods of breathing stoppages, can be deadly.

Cardiovascular disease deaths and Cardiovascular events were more common in people who don’t use a prescribed CPAP as compared to those who do. Even so, not everyone loves their’s. Studies show from records of time clocks built into the machines, that using the equipment is not common. The CPAP is often used irregularly, and rarely meets the prescribed level.

There are many problems with the CPAP. There are a wide range of problems from sneezing, nasal or mouth drying, nose bleeds, eye problems to TMJ discomfort, earache, bruxing or clenching, bruising or rashes. Yikes. When the problems are all lined up like that the CPAP sounds terrible; like the list of side effects of the drugs on the television commercials. Trying something more low tech, like OMT, can look pretty appealing.

There are other gadgets that can help you. Dental appliances are great. They keep the lower jaw forward, which gives the tongue a little room and makes the airway a little bigger so that you can breathe. Although there’s a huge price difference between store bought and made for you appliances from the dentist, you’ll get better results working with a professional. Not all of the mouth appliances help you to breathe through your nose, the proper way to breathe.

Get help today

At Primal Air, LLC OMT and Breathing Retraining Shirley works with the muscles in the snoring complex to reduce snoring. This reduces sleep apnea indices. You may ask, can I get rid of my CPAP? It’s likely, and many people do!homer-cpap

Call Phillip to schedule an appointment with Shirley ASAP! Your life suddenly depends on it. (608) 318-2800