The invention of CPAP without mask has completely redefined the way people sleep. Have you always been a mouth breather? Or did you only start mouth breathing because you had sleep apnea that was left untreated?
Some people are naturally mouth breathers due to their anatomy. Perhaps they lack the muscle tone needed to support the jaw or have nasal anomalies that force them to breathe through the mouth. However, a large population of mouth breathers developed this problem when they began suffering from sleep apnea.
A person stops breathing when sleep apnea occurs. Oxygen levels dive, and this makes the brain panic. As a result, you might make loud snores or a sudden gasp to breathe in as much air as possible. Since apnea episodes can happen many times during the night, you can develop mouth breathing to compensate for the need for oxygen.
CPAP With or Without the Mask?
If you have just been diagnosed with sleep apnea, chances are you’ll be placed on full-face masks for CPAP. These can be difficult to deal with because of their size. Some also come with straps that require adjusting from time to time. These traditional masks make it challenging to find a comfortable sleeping position.
Fortunately, more than 30 decades worth of advancements in the field of sleep apnea has made several alternatives possible. You can now choose CPAP without mask if full-faced masks have become too cumbersome for you.
Boil and Bite Mouthpiece
Innovative solutions, such as the CPAP Pro II, not only deal with sleep apnea, but they also make mouth breathing a thing of the past. Within a few minutes, you can customize the CPAP Pro II to your dental structure. Once this is done, you can now fit the CPAP Pro II to your upper and lower teeth. This means that your upper teeth are always correctly aligned with your nose and the mouthpiece gently keeps your mouth closed.
In contrast, full-face masks for CPAP involve complicated headgear that can actually keep you tossing and turning throughout the night. In fact, some patients report feeling pain, claustrophobia, and sores as a side effect of conventional masks.
The CPAP Pro II, on the other hand, keeps things simple. Find the perfect position by placing the tubes and hose in the direction you want. Unique micro-foam diffusers also minimize noise and the annoying feeling of exhaled air blowing back on your face. This design also eliminates the following problems usually associated with conventional masks:
- Skin irritation
- Loose straps
- Painful headgear
What makes the CPAP Pro II so effective is that it was designed by a person who has suffered from sleep apnea for decades. No one knows the ins and outs of this condition better than those who have experienced it firsthand.
Are your full faced CPAP masks not giving you the relief and quality of sleep you’ve been looking for? You have excellent alternatives in the CPAP Pro and the CPAP Pro II. To find out if these are the right options for you, feel free to contact us to learn more!