While effective for patients who can tolerate them, CPAP machines have earned a bad reputation for being almost as disruptive as sleep apnea, itself. If you use CPAP or sleep next to someone who does, you’re probably well-aware of the annoying squealing and snorting noises associated with the masks.
Recently, one company has started a television advertising campaign promoting a mail-order membership plan that claims to provide members with a brand new, flexible CPAP mask every month. According to the company, its masks fit better than ordinary masks, which it says will help eliminate unwanted noises in the bedroom.
Will it work?
Unfortunately, because mail-order CPAP masks cannot be customized to fit the specific contours of each patient’s face; they aren’t like to have the ability to eliminate all noise. What’s more, even if you’re lucky enough to get a mask that lives up to the company’s bold claims; it won’t help eliminate pressure sores and the sense of claustrophobia often associated with CPAP-use.
Although CPAP treatment works fine for some, numerous patients are unable to tolerate it. For an alternative sleep apnea treatment that won’t leave you with annoying noises, pressure sores and a sense of feeling trapped; contact Dr. Berry’s office today. Dr. Berry works directly with each patient to customize a sleep apnea treatment plan best suited to his or her individual needs. If you suffer from sleep apnea, mail-order membership plans aren’t the answer. Get customized, one-on-one attention from Dr. Berry.