Combined Sleep Apnea Therapy – Mesa

Achieve a Sounder Sleep

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Unfortunately, sleep apnea doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all treatment that allows all patients to see optimal results. There are many different factors to consider, and a variety of treatment options are available. This includes CPAP therapy, oral appliances, and even corrective surgery. At GoTo Sleep Center, we offer combined sleep apnea therapy in Mesa. This way, we can put together a treatment for you to help you achieve a sounder sleep. To find out if combined sleep apnea therapy is right for you, give us a call!

What Is Combined Sleep Apnea Therapy?

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With combined sleep apnea therapy, we put together two of the most popular and effective sleep apnea treatments to help our patients achieve restful sleep. This includes oral appliance therapy and CPAP therapy. The oral appliance works by shifting the position of the jaw to keep the airway open as you sleep. The CPAP machine pushes a steady flow of oxygen into the nose, ensuring the airway doesn’t become blocked. Because the airway is already open, only a nasal mask is needed for the CPAP as opposed to a full facemask.

Who Is Eligible for Combined Sleep Apnea Therapy?

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There are a variety of people that can benefit from combined sleep apnea therapy. Here are some of them:

  • Patients with moderate to severe levels of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Patients who find their current CPAP machine to be too uncomfortable
  • Patients who still have symptoms after receiving corrective surgery
  • Patients with sleep apnea that is too severe for oral appliance therapy on its own
  • Patients who have sleep apnea and bruxism (teeth grinding)

Benefits of Combined Sleep Apnea Therapy

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Patients experience a multitude of benefits from combined sleep apnea therapy. Here are some of the most prominent:

  • More Comfortable: Many people find CPAP machines uncomfortable. Combined sleep apnea therapy includes a CPAP mask that only covers the nose, plus the appliance means that the air pressure can be turned down.
  • Effective: According to a study done by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, combined sleep apnea therapy has been shown to be more effective at preventing apnea effects compared to CPAP therapy on its own.
  • Compliance: Some people refrain from using their CPAP machine because they find it uncomfortable. However, people are far more likely to comply with their combined sleep apnea therapy.