CPAP vs Mandibular Advancement Splint

Both CPAP therapy and mandibular advancement splints are effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), but they have some key differences to consider:

CPAP Therapy

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy involves wearing a mask that delivers a steady stream of air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep.

  • CPAP is highly effective in treating OSA and is often considered the gold standard treatment.

  • It may take some time to adjust to wearing the mask and the noise of the machine.

  • Patients that use CPAP therapy commonly complain that therapy is:
    1. Uncomfortable
    2. Claustrophobic
    3. Bloating
    4. Noisy; and
    5. Difficult to travel with

  • CPAP therapy is typically recommended for moderate to severe cases of OSA.

Mandibular Advancement Splint

  • Mandibular advancement splints are oral appliances that reposition the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep.

  • They are a non-invasive and portable alternative to CPAP therapy.

  • Many individuals find oral appliances more comfortable and easier to use than CPAP machines.

  • Mandibular advancement splints are often recommended for mild to moderate cases of OSA or for individuals who have difficulty tolerating CPAP therapy.

Ultimately, the choice between CPAP therapy and mandibular advancement splints depends on individual preferences, the severity of OSA, and the recommendations of your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs.

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