You’re not alone. Approximately 83% of CPAP patients quit or are inconsistent in their therapy.
When a patient cannot tolerate CPAP, they neglect to use it. This non-compliance is referred to as CPAP intolerance or CPAP failure.
CPAP failure is often caused by issues outside of your control:
These and other issues make CPAP failure common for many obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
Whether it’s for vacation or work, travel can be stressful. Traveling with a CPAP machine is an added inconvenience. The additional weight of the machine and getting through security checkpoints can make traveling with a CPAP frustrating.
Plus, once you arrive at your destination you’ll need to find distilled or deionized water for your humidifier. Then hope there’s an electrical outlet close to your bed. And, if traveling internationally, you’ll need the correct adapter.
Traveling during inclement weather or to remote surroundings can lead to problems with power reliability. These scenarios require you to choose between carrying a back-up battery or going without your treatment. This also contributes to higher failure or non-compliance rates.
The process is simple. First, come in for a consultation, together we’ll determine if this is the right option for you. If it is, we’ll coordinate with your insurance company for coverage.
Second, we’ll custom fit your new oral appliance.
Third, you enjoy a good night’s rest.
Dr Ghaly graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999 from the University of Buffalo. He specializes in all aspects of dental care, as well as screening and treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other forms of breathing-related sleep disorders.
Dr Ghaly’s journey with the treatment of sleep apnea started when he himself was first diagnosed with the disorder. Instead of using the traditional CPAP treatment, he decided to fabricate an oral sleep apnea device. He slept well that night, however, his wife stayed up because she wasn’t hearing his snoring!! Dr George Ghaly has been treating his patients with an oral sleep apnea device for over 9 years and helping them sleep better and live well.
Dr Ghaly is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is currently attaining his diplomat status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.