The Most Common Forms of CPAP Alternatives

For individuals with sleep apnea who find Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy uncomfortable or cumbersome, exploring alternative options is crucial. At Sleep Center of Littleton, we specialize exclusively in providing sleep apnea treatment without CPAP, which is why we provide CPAP alternatives.

Explore the most common forms of CPAP alternatives that can help individuals with sleep apnea achieve improved sleep health and overall well-being, and then schedule a consultation with Sleep Center of Littleton to learn more.


Lifestyle Modifications

In some cases, lifestyle modifications can significantly reduce the severity of sleep apnea symptoms. Making changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, sleeping on your side, and practicing good sleep hygiene can help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms. While lifestyle modifications alone may not completely eliminate the need for a CPAP alternative, they can complement other forms of treatment and improve overall sleep quality.


Oral Appliance Therapy

One of the most popular and effective CPAP alternatives is oral appliance therapy. At Sleep Center of Littleton, our skilled sleep dentists specialize in fitting custom-made oral appliances. These devices are similar to a retainer or mouthguard and work by repositioning the jaw and tongue to open the airway during sleep. Oral appliances are comfortable, portable, and offer a convenient alternative to CPAP therapy which has been 94% effective in treating mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea and even effective with severe cases.


Positional Therapy

Positional therapy is another CPAP alternative that can benefit individuals with positional sleep apnea. This form of sleep apnea occurs when the airway becomes blocked when sleeping in certain positions, such as on the back. Special devices, such as positional pillows or wearable sensors, help individuals maintain a side-sleeping position, keeping the airway open and reducing sleep apnea episodes. Positional therapy is a non-invasive and convenient option for those who experience positional sleep apnea.



In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to treat sleep apnea and provide a CPAP alternative. Surgical options can help correct anatomical abnormalities contributing to sleep apnea, such as tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, or nasal surgeries. These procedures aim to improve the structure of the airway and eliminate obstructions. Surgery is considered a viable option for individuals who have not found relief through other forms of treatment.

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When CPAP therapy is not suitable or preferred, exploring alternative options is essential for individuals with sleep apnea. At Sleep Center of Littleton, we recognize the importance of providing effective CPAP alternatives, which is why we emphasize that there are various forms of treatment to consider. Schedule a consultation today to explore the most suitable CPAP alternative for your unique needs and take a step toward achieving better sleep health and well-being.

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