The continuous positive airway pressure machine is probably the best known response to chronic snoring. The machine includes a motor that delivers a constant stream of pressurized air through a tube into a mask worn by the user. This pushes against any blockages in the airway that cause snoring, allowing the user to stop snoring and sleep peacefully and quietly.
Internal and external irritation
Using a CPAP means wearing a mask overnight for seven or more hours straight, which can cause rashes or sores on the face. And the constant inflow of air can cause issues within the airway, including severe dry mouth, nosebleeds and nasal congestion.
The CPAP mask requires several straps to hold in place, and many users report that overcoming the discomfort and claustrophobia is challenging.
A properly functioning CPAP machine is going to pump the user with air overnight, meaning that the user is likely to feel fairly bloated when he or she wakes up.
A CPAP machine is relatively large and bulky, and traveling with it is difficult. In addition, cleaning a CPAP requires the purchase of a separate machine. In addition, the CPAP requires electricity. If power is lost, the CPAP is no longer a viable option to stop snoring.
One of the chief causes of sleep apnea is the soft palate, which can obstruct the airway while trying to sleep. Dr. Krish uses the NightLase treatment, a laser which tightens and elevates the soft palate to open up your airway at night.
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From custom orthotics designed to create more airway space to next-generation devices that reshape the oral cavity, Dr. Krish can give you freedom from snoring and help you get back to a good night's sleep.
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