South County Sleep Solutions & Prescott Sleep Solutions
Dental Sleep Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA & Prescott, AZ
If snoring is keeping you awake at night and leaving you groggy in the morning, iNAP sleep apnea treatment is a flexible, sleek alternative to traditional oral appliance therapy that allows you to track your treatment on your phone. Dana Rockey, DMD, offers iNAP sleep apnea treatment at his offices in Newport Beach, California, and Prescott, Arizona. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment today.
iNAP Sleep Apnea Treatment Q & A
What is iNAP sleep apnea treatment?
iNAP is a sleek, modern sleep apnea treatment that opens your airways without the hassle or visibility of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
You can travel with iNAP sleep apnea treatment and use the device without disrupting others. iNAP includes a thin, flexible mouthpiece and tubing with a battery-powered console that allows you to breathe comfortably through your nose.
How is iNAP sleep apnea treatment different from a CPAP device?
A CPAP uses continuous positive pressure to open your airways while you sleep. The device includes a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Many patients complain that CPAP machines are noisy, uncomfortable, and unbearable to wear throughout the night. The device can also disrupt your partner’s sleep quality if you share a bedroom.
iNAP sleep apnea treatment uses negative pressure to stop your tongue and surrounding tissues from shifting out of place, removing the blockage. Unlike most CPAP machines, iNAP’s rechargeable battery device is no larger than a cellphone. The device is quiet and easy to travel with, so you won’t disrupt your partner, family, or roommate.
Am I a candidate for iNAP sleep apnea treatment?
iNAP is an effective treatment for patients with mild, moderate, and even severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most common type, OSA, causes the tissues in the back of your throat to collapse while you sleep. iNAP uses a small, flexible mouthpiece to open your airways and promote more restful sleep.
After a comprehensive evaluation that may include a home sleep study, Dr. Rockey can determine whether you’re a good candidate for the iNAP sleep apnea treatment.
Can I replace my CPAP machine with iNAP sleep apnea treatment?
It may be possible for iNap to replace your CPAP machine. Most patients who use iNAP are less reliant on their CPAP machine to sleep comfortably. Dr. Rockey may recommend a trial period and sleep testing to determine if iNAP offers the support you need to pack away your CPAP and transition to iNAP full-time.
iNAP sleep apnea treatment can enhance your sleep quality if you suffer from loud snoring and other uncomfortable symptoms. Call Dana Rockey, DMD, to schedule an appointment today to learn more.