The CPAP machine is an incredibly effective tool to treat sleep apnea when used correctly. Unfortunately, the typical compliance rate for proper wear of a CPAP device is poor at just 50 to 55 percent. Our practice has an 80 to 85 percent compliance rate due to our exemplary instructions and follow up care with patients. Better outcomes with a CPAP machine means fewer strokes, heart attacks, and healthier patients overall.

As effective as CPAP therapy can be, it is not always possible for people to adapt to wearing a mask at night. Our office offers a non-invasive, mask-free device that treats sleep apnea by controlling your sleep position. Learn more about how CPAP or a mask-free alternative can help you manage your sleep apnea.

Our practice provides CPAP machines and mask-free alternatives at significantly higher success rates than other sleep specialists. Schedule an appointment with our sleep specialists today!

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FAQs on CPAP Machines:

What is a CPAP Machine?

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine consists of a hose and mask/nosepiece to deliver constant air pressure. Most CPAP masks are adjustable so that they can be tailored to a person’s face shape and comfort level.

Does CPAP Really Work?

CPAP is considered the gold standard is treating sleep apnea, and has been shown in clinical trials to improve daytime sleepiness.

Are CPAP Machines Loud?

Modern CPAP devices are practically silent. Most models emit noise at about 30 decibels, which is the equivalent of the sound of raindrops.

How Can I Get Used To Wearing a CPAP?

In order to avoid an uncomfortable fit and ensure continued success, it’s important to:

  • Work with your doctor to make sure your mask fits your face properly. Mask style and size can be adjusted to your face shape. 
  • Wear your mask for short intervals while you’re awake to get used to how it feels.
  • Use earplugs or have white noise in your bedroom if the sound of the machine bothers you.

Is There A Mask-Free Alternative to a CPAP?  

Yes! Our office also offers the Phillips Night balance device, a non-invasive device to treat sleep apnea by controlling your sleep position. It is a palm-sized device worn across the chest with an adjustable strap that gently vibrates to prompt you to roll onto your side.