You’re not alone. Approximately 83% of CPAP patients quit or are inconsistent in their therapy.
When a patient cannot tolerate CPAP, they neglect to use it. This non-compliance is referred to as CPAP intolerance or CPAP failure.
CPAP failure is often caused by issues outside of your control:
These and other issues make CPAP failure common for many obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
Whether it’s for vacation or work, travel can be stressful. Traveling with a CPAP machine is an added inconvenience. The additional weight of the machine and getting through security checkpoints can make traveling with a CPAP frustrating.
Plus, once you arrive at your destination you’ll need to find distilled or deionized water for your humidifier. Then hope there’s an electrical outlet close to your bed. And, if traveling internationally, you’ll need the correct adapter.
Traveling during inclement weather or to remote surroundings can lead to problems with power reliability. These scenarios require you to choose between carrying a back-up battery or going without your treatment. This also contributes to higher failure or non-compliance rates.
The process is simple. First, come in for a free consultation, together we’ll determine if this is the right option for you. If it is, we’ll coordinate with your insurance company for coverage.
Second, we’ll custom fit your new oral appliance.
Third, you enjoy a good night’s rest.
Dr. Link is a Burke County native. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his Undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degrees. Dr. Link graduated and passed the North Carolina State Dental Board examination in 1988 and began practicing that year.
Dr. Link believes in the value of continuing education to advance his level of skill and knowledge to expand and continually improve the services he provides. He annually exceeds the number of continuing education hours required by the State Dental Board of Dental Examiners.
First and foremost, Dr. Link believes in treating patients as he would his own family. He always tries to provide all treatment options and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each so his patients can make informed decisions about their care.