It’s our goal at Spark Sleep Solutions to get our patients in the Los Gatos, San Jose, San Ramon, and Santa Cruz communities a better night’s sleep. Surprisingly, there are a large number of people who suffer from sleep apnea. Because of this fact, our doctors have placed a significant amount of concentration and emphasis on dental sleep medicine in order to allow us to create a suitable sleep apnea treatment. We understand that for many patients, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, isn’t an appropriate option. To aide those patients to achieve better sleep and better overall wellness, we strive to offer a number of CPAP alternatives, including our Compliance Recorder Device and other oral devices.
Alternative Treatments to CPAP
There are actually millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that cause a person to pause in breathing during the night. Although the person will eventually begin to breathe again, the occurrence of pausing to breathe can startle a person and cause them to wake up gasping for air. Not only is the lack of oxygen detrimental to a person’s body, but their continued interrupted sleep will also take a toll on the person’s mood and overall well-being. Typically, during the first signs of sleep apnea, a doctor may be inclined to prescribe a CPAP mask which will help the patient by pumping oxygen into their system even when their body pauses breathing. However, while CPAP masks are available to help patients with this disorder, this device has been known to be inconvenient to use, which makes patient compliance much more difficult to attain. This is important as proof of compliance is often required by employers since untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of daytime sleepiness, low awareness levels, and other serious medical conditions. Thankfully, with the new FDA-cleared Compliance Recorder, patients will have access to a more comfortable and convenient oral device that they’ll be eager to try out!
SomnoDent with Compliance Recorder is designed to maintain an open airway during sleep. It works by just moving the jaw slightly and gently forward. The movement will tighten the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway to keep it from collapsing, which reduces apnea during sleep. The device also accurately tracks and analyzes when the patient is wearing the device and has the ability to transmit the data to a cloud portal so that the prescribing physician can access it.
Because about 50 percent of patients who are prescribed CPAP masks choose not to wear the mask or are simply unable to wear it, the Compliance Recorder is an excellent choice when you’re looking for CPAP alternatives. It is less cumbersome for the patient to wear this device during their sleep apnea treatment while providing the patient’s physician with helpful data & confirming the patient’s compliance. It’s also a smaller, less intrusive, and more attractive alternative for those who aren’t considering CPAP, and it is now available to sleep apnea expert Doctor Shah’s patients in the Santa Cruz, San Jose, Los Gatos, and San Ramon-areas.
Visit Your Los Gatos, San Jose, San Ramon, and Santa Cruz Sleep Apnea Experts!
If you’re interested in our Compliance Recorder Device or any of our other sleep apnea treatments and CPAP alternatives, feel free to contact us at one of our six locations, give us a call at (408) 490-0182, or click on the ‘Request Appointment’ icon at the top of the page and fill out our form. We hope to see you soon and help you get a better night’s sleep!