Alternative to CPAP

CPAP VS. Oral Appliance Therapy

Let’s have a face-off between two sleep apnea treatment champions: the detal orthotic and the CPAP machine! Both are powerful contenders, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. 


CPAP Pros/Cons

Pros :


Dental Orthotic Pros/Cons

Pros :


So, there you have it, a showdown between the dental orthotic and the CPAP machine. The winner depends on your personal preferences, the severity of your sleep apnea, and how well each option fits into your lifestyle. Call us today and schedule a consultation to determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you!


CPAP not working?

CPAP isn’t working properly?

You aren’t by yourself. Approximately 83 percent of CPAP users stop using it or are inconsistent with their use. Patients who cannot tolerate CPAP do not use it.

This is known as CPAP intolerance or CPAP failure.

Issues beyond your control are frequently the cause of CPAP failure:

Do you dislike flying with CPAP?

Travel Stress Factors

Travel, whether for leisure or business, inherently comes with its own set of stressors. When you add the need to carry a CPAP machine for sleep apnea treatment, it can further complicate the experience. At Chittenden Sleep in Burlington, Vermont, we understand these challenges and are ready to discuss CPAP alternatives that might better suit your lifestyle.

CPAP Travel Challenges

Traveling with a CPAP machine can be cumbersome due to its additional weight and the potential complexities encountered at security checkpoints. The logistics of managing a CPAP machine while on the move can add an extra layer of inconvenience to your journey.

Further Complications

Once at your destination, you’ll need distilled or deionized water for the CPAP humidifier. Additionally, you’ll have to ensure that an electrical outlet is conveniently accessible near your sleeping area. For international travel, this also means carrying the right adaptor for different power sockets.

Reliability Issues

In regions with adverse weather conditions or remote areas, the reliability of electricity can be a concern. This raises the question of whether to carry a backup battery for your CPAP machine, further increasing your travel burden.

Increased Risk of Non-Compliance

The complexities of traveling with a CPAP machine may lead to higher rates of non-compliance or failure in using the device consistently.

Portable Alternatives: Dental Orthotics

As an alternative, oral appliances offer a portable and convenient solution. They are easy to carry, require no electricity, and do not have the same logistical challenges as a CPAP machine. This makes them an ideal option for frequent travelers.

If you’re facing the dilemma of traveling with a CPAP machine, we invite you to explore oral appliance therapy at Chittenden Sleep. Our team is ready to help you find a more travel-friendly solution for your sleep apnea treatment needs.

See How Simple It Is!

It’s an easy process. Each oral appliance is custom made to fit you perfectly and comfortably. Come in for a consultation first, and we’ll figure out if this is the best option for you. If it is we’ll,

First, we’ll work with your insurer for any coverage you may have.

Second, your new oral appliance will be custom made and fitted.

Finally, you’ll sleep easy with no mask, no hose, just sleep!