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"After years of unsuccessful attempts at using the CPAP machine, I recently got fitted for The SUAD™ Device. It has changed my life!!! I find it unbelievable when my husband tells me that I did not snore at all, thanks to this device. I feel alive again. I don't wake up in a "fog". I can think straight from the minute I wake up. I had no idea what the impact of sleep deprivation was until the deprivation was corrected with The SUAD™ Device. I have the energy to get through the day now. No more mid-day naps for me!"

Rebecca M.

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I Hate CPAP Syndrome

I Hate CPAP Syndrome

Low CPAP Success Rate

CPAP can be highly successful when used properly. Many patients have trouble complying with the directions. Only 23% - 45% of patients have success with the CPAP treatment method.

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I Hate CPAP Syndrome

The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine method is the primary treatment that has been prescribed by sleep centers for patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. With the CPAP method, the sleep apnea patient must wear a specially designed mask that uses pressure to send air flowing through the nasal passages. The influx of air keeps the throat from collapsing during sleep and allows the patient to breathe freely without worry of episodes of nonbreathing.

CPAP also minimizes and even eliminates snoring so your partner can get a better night's rest! Some CPAP appliances also help the patient minimize other effects of apnea, such as nasal dryness, headaches and irritated eyes. Because the CPAP only creates a temporary solution, patients must wear the mask each night.

CPAP is the most common sleep apnea treatment option, but it is also the least tolerated treatment type. Many people that are prescribed a CPAP machine, stop using it within a year. They hate using it!

Even though CPAP is highly successful when used properly, many patients have trouble complying with the directions, resulting in only 23% - 45% of patients having success with the CPAP method. CPAP is difficult to stick to, since the device requires the use of a mask over the nose and mouth and must be worn each night. Ideally, it should be worn all night.

Unfortunately, many people who use CPAP wear if for 4 hours or less per night. Other CPAP problems include face breakouts from the straps, eye and nasal irritation, mouth dryness, runny nose and sore throat. Patients with allergies, patients who tend to breathe through their mouths, and patients who sleep on their stomachs may find CPAP difficult as well. Patients who have tried CPAP and found it not to be a good treatment for them frequently benefit from dental oral appliance therapy.

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Make an appointment online or call (425) 771-3266 today and ask about Oral Appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that are safe, effective and easy to use.  Dr. Streit and the team at Seattle Sleep Medicine are recognized experts on providing Oral Appliance alternatives to CPAP.  Oral Appliances are effective and can help save lives.

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