What Are the Advantages of Combined Therapy?
Improved Comfort: Traditional CPAP treatment can be extremely uncomfortable, but this therapy can be absolutely necessary for some patients. However, with combined therapy, the oral appliance allows them to wear a small nasal mask instead of the full mask. Also, the machine’s setting can be turned down low, significantly reducing the noise and discomfort.
Better Compliance: Because the combined CPAP nasal mask is more comfortable, patients are more willing to continue using treatment. As a result, their sleep apnea is controlled night after night, enabling them to get peaceful sleep.
More Effective: According to a study conducted by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, combined therapy proved more effective at preventing apnea events than CPAP treatment alone. Those who typically had an average of six apnea events an hour only experienced four when using CPAP therapy. Furthermore, the events were further decreased to only two with combined therapy.
Easy Travel: Although a CPAP machine, even a more smaller one with the nasal mask, can be a challenge to take on a trip, those utilizing combined therapy can easily pack their oral appliance in their bag.