Although many consider America to the greatest country on the planet, many who live in this country face a lot of stress. There are many ways to combat this stress and relieve it, and many busy professionals elect to take a vacation in order to take a breather. Unfortunately, if you have the medical condition of sleep apnea it doesn’t matter how many vacations you take this condition goes with you. Although many individuals combat their sleep apnea with a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine, travel causes a dilemma because of the logistics of handling the machine. The question remains for many: do I take this big, heavy and bulky machine with me on a trip or just try to struggle to sleep without it? Fortunately, there are solutions.
One of the first alternatives that travelers can utilize would be a traveling version of the CPAP machine. This is a smaller, more compact version of the tradition CPAP and allows the user to sleep soundly by keeping the airways open. They are smaller than a traditional machine because it lacks a humidifier. Moreover, many portable CPAP machines on the market today are even able to record sleep data. Users should consult their respiratory therapist to determine the best portable CPAP machine for their needs.
Some sleep apnea sufferers might prefer utilizing an oral appliance because it eliminates the need for any wires, masks or other bothersome machinery. An oral appliance is worn in the mouth during sleep and fits much like an athletic mouth guard. In order to get an oral appliance, the patient must get a prescription from his or her physician and then must visit a dentist qualified in the procedure. Be careful about obtaining this piece of equipment, because insurance may not cover the cost of it if you already own a CPAP machine.
Nasal Valve Therapy
When most people see the word, “therapy”, they immediately think of a verb. Well, in this case a “therapy” is known as a noun. This is a nasal device type of machine that fits over the nostrils and is secured with hypoallergenic tape. The valve opens and closes as the user sleeps and keep pressure on the throat, keeping all airways open.
There are many dedicated professionals who will help you find for your sleep apnea condition. Avi Wiesfogel is one such individual. As a trained dentist, he understands how to help his patients who suffer from sleep apnea.
Dr. Weisfogel established the Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient Clinic in 2012 and is able to give you expert advice on the best ways to combat your sleep apnea condition.