Sunday, February 6th, 2011 at 2:26 am
A variety of different CPAP side effects mean CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) isn’t always your best sleep apnea treatment option. Although CPAP is the most commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea, a host of problems make it a poor choice for many people.
Unfortunately, CPAP is often the only option provided to people suffering from sleep apnea. It is thought of as the one and only cure.
This narrowed view of thinking is due to a couple of key factors. First, many doctors are not familiar with or experienced in dealing with CPAP alternatives and, secondly, pressure from insurance companies keeps doctors from prescribing other treatments and keeps patients from seeking out alternative solutions.
Independent sleep apnea researcher and best selling author, Marc MacDonald, discusses alternative cures for sleep apnea in his downloadable ebook, “Cure Your Sleep Apnea Without CPAP”. With each treatment method, Marc discusses real life case studies of people who have cured sleep apnea without CPAP.
It is important to point out that CPAP is an excellent obstructive sleep apnea cure in many cases. It continues to help thousands of people around the world deal with sleep apnea symptoms in route to getting a good night’s sleep and eliminating daytime fatigue. However, it’s not the only sleep apnea solution and it simply doesn’t work for some people because of its many drawbacks. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Finding CPAP masks for side sleepers can be a difficult task for many sleep apnea sufferers. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) as a sleep apnea treatment has many problems, and one of the biggest complaints patients have is they simply can’t get comfortable or used to wearing a cpap mask.
This can be caused due to the way the mask fits, irritations it might cause while sleeping, and constraints the mask puts on finding a comfortable sleeping position. This problem is even more troublesome for people who sleep on their sides since many masks aren’t made to accommodate this type of sleeping position.
When CPAP is ineffective or simply isn’t an option, CPAP alternatives can and should be sought. Many people don’t realize sleep apnea treatments outside of CPAP and surgery do exist and can be highly effective. Marc MacDonald explores CPAP alternatives in, “Cure Your Sleep Apnea Without CPAP”.
Many new CPAP users have no idea where to start to find a good mask, and even experienced CPAP users may struggle for months to find a mask that fits properly, doesn’t leak, doesn’t cause irritation, and allows them to sleep on their side if they’re used to doing so. Choosing the right CPAP mask becomes more important and more of a dilemma when you consider they usually can’t be returned once opened due to sanitation and hygiene issues. Read the rest of this entry