Can You Share Some No Mask Sleep Apnea Treatments?

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Some devices have been used in treating sleep apnea, the CPAP machines are the most common one. However, some people don’t like the masks of CPAP machines because they are uncomfortable and inconvenient.

For these people, there are some devices without masks:

  • Mouth Devices There’re several types of mouth devices, including mandibular advancement device (MAD), tongue retaining device, and “boil and bite'' device. And no matter what type you choose, you need to see a dentist to have it fitted.
  • Position Pillows Position pillows are meant to raise your upper body, so your airway is more likely to stay open.
  • Nerve Stimulation Devices Nerve Stimulation Devices is an implanted device that can monitor your breathing patterns and send signals to the nerves that control your tongue and other muscles to move forward, so that your airway can stay open.
No matter what type device you will choose, please talk to your doctor first. Keywords: no mask sleep apnea treatment; sleep apnea treatment without mask
By using supplement  oxygen at night
Hi Eleanor thanks for your advice. Do you have any recommendations?
Seriously?? My dr. said oral oxygen supplement is totally useless and a waste of money. The supplemental oxygen supply used in ER is useful. If you need oxygen supply, you can try those tank used by people with COPD. I've seen one before.

I don't think oxygen supplement can replace the mask. Sleep apnea is not that you can't get enough oxygen from the air, it's the close of your airway from time to time. Even if you're supplied with medical oxygen, when your airway is closed, there's no way you can get the oxygen. The purpose of the mask, CPAP, is an airway pressure device, it targets to keep your airway open.

Both CPAP and BPAP are masks.

There are oral appliances non-mask to keep your throat open, like this:

It technically works by moving the jaw forward, which increases the size of the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.

Brands include Somnodent, SilentNite, and of course others. Cost can vary from $1,200 - $3,000.