The Problem With CPAP

Sick of CPAP? We get it. Those bulky masks and irritating noises make getting quality sleep impossible. Finding relief from sleep apnea can be a challenge. At Just Smile Dental, our Everett dentist, Dr. William Webley, offers comfortable CPAP alternatives tailored to your sleep apnea needs.

Our office provides customized treatment plans that target the root causes behind your sleep apnea. No more one-size-fits-all approaches. Dr. Webley develops holistic solutions to help you finally sleep soundly without CPAP.

Whether you were recently diagnosed or have used CPAP for years, we can help. Ditch the awkward equipment and noisy disruptions. Our personalized alternatives are made for sleep apnea sufferers in the Everett area who want restful nights again. Learn how our alternatives can treat your symptoms while giving you the quality sleep you deserve.

woman sleeping with a CPAP mask

CPAP Drawbacks

CPAP machines may help with sleep apnea symptoms, but they come with their own set of problems:

  • The masks and pumps are bulky, noisy distractions that make real sleep a challenge.
  • Many patients feel claustrophobic wearing the equipment all night.
  • Traveling with CPAP machines and masks is a hassle.
  • Sleeping only on your back is unnatural for most people.
  • Masks can cause skin irritation, sores, and mask imprints.
  • Morning sore throats and stuffy noses are common complaints.

The goal is restful sleep, but CPAP often gets in the way. That’s why we offer more comfortable alternatives to get to the root of your sleep apnea.

Our CPAP Alternatives

Oral Appliances

At Just Smile Dental, we offer comfortable intraoral appliances as an alternative to bulky CPAP machines. Our custom-fit oral devices are similar to a mouthguard and work by gently shifting your jaw forward. This prevents your airway from collapsing while you sleep.

Oral appliances are a popular CPAP alternative because they are:

  • Non-intrusive
  • Comfortable
  • Custom-made to fit your mouth
  • Portable – take it anywhere!
  • Silent

If you’re looking to ditch your CPAP and its bothersome side effects, oral devices may be the solution. Dr. Webley will create a personalized appliance tailored to your needs. Finally address your sleep apnea without the hassle of CPAP. Ask us how our oral devices can help you sleep better tonight!

TMJ Treatment

Sleep apnea often goes hand-in-hand with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The changes to your mouth and throat position from sleep apnea can lead to jaw tension, pain when opening your mouth, and difficulty eating or speaking.

The good news is Dr. Webley provides effective TMJ treatment to address these symptoms. By relieving pain and discomfort in your jaw, neck, and shoulders, it’s easier to get quality sleep without apnea issues. Our tailored TMJ solutions provide whole-body healing:

  • Reduce jaw pain and tension
  • Improve ability to open mouth and chew
  • Decrease headaches and neck pain
  • Lessen clicking or popping sounds in the jaw

Whether your TMJ is caused by sleep apnea or other factors, we can help you find relief. Schedule your consultation to discover how our cutting-edge techniques can get rid of TMJ pain and improve your sleep at the same time!

Trigger Point Therapy

Sleep apnea can cause chronic stress and tension in your muscles. This leads to painful headaches, neck tightness, and muscle spasms. To find relief, Dr. Webley offers trigger point therapy at our Everett office.

Trigger point therapy applies targeted pressure to release tense muscle knots. This allows your body to relax, decreasing headaches, spasms, and general discomfort. It also improves your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.

However, relaxing muscles can potentially worsen sleep apnea by collapsing the airway. That’s why trigger point therapy works best paired with one of our custom oral appliances. The device keeps your airway open, while trigger point therapy reduces pain and tension.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, sleep apnea can become life-threatening if left untreated for too long. Such serious health consequences can be:

  • Strokes 
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure

It’s crucial to seek treatment after receiving your diagnosis as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with a qualified sleep dentist. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Unfortunately, sleep apnea typically doesn’t go away on its own. The underlying anatomical causes, like the structure of the mouth and throat, tend to persist over time without treatment. While some lifestyle changes may help reduce severity, most patients need ongoing therapy to manage symptoms. 

Treatments like CPAP, oral appliances, and surgeries are effective at keeping the airway open during sleep. With consistent use, these therapies can provide long-term relief and control of sleep apnea.

Several lifestyle modifications can be done to alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms. Such modifications are:

  • Side-sleeping
  • Develop an exercise routine
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, sedatives

We understand that every patient is unique and requires a customized treatment plan. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with a qualified sleep dentist so they can customize a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Most insurance companies should be able to cover a portion of the treatment cost. We recommend speaking to your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage plan and benefits. Ask if your dentist provides in-house financing plans at their dental office.

Reclaim Your Sleep Now

Sleep apnea can affect your sleep and how you interact daily. If you’re looking for sleep apnea treatments in the Everett area or the surrounding areas such as Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, Dr. Webley can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Webley at (425) 341-1111, or you can book your appointment online, and one of our staff will assist you.