Which is Best to Stop Snoring: CPAP, BIPAP or a mouthpiece?

Sleep apnea and snoring are affecting more and more people these days. In fact, there are more than 20 million US citizens suffering from excessive snoring, sadly. According to the society, this is a dangerous disorder and pharmacists have been forced to devise ways of combating it.

the VPAP for COPDCurrently, we have CPAP, BIPAP, and mouthpieces being used. Which one is the best for you? We’ll look at the pros and cons of each snoring solution and then you can make an informed decision.

Which is Best to Stop Snoring: CPAP, BIPAP or a mouthpiece?

 

Let’s go over the benefits vs costs analysis and pros and cons of each.

 

CPAP pros

 

This is a nasal mask covering the nose and the upper lip region. When using this mask, the patient gets an indirect airflow through the airway making it advantageous for patients with high-pressure requirements. It’s the right choice for patients who want something comfortable. While it’s not as light as those nasal pillows, it’s lighter than a full facial mask.

If you move a lot in your sleep, then this means for you it:
• Complements the body’s natural airflow
• Is more effective than nasal pillows

 

CPAP cons

It won’t work for mouth breathers. It’s basically ineffective when used by mouth breathing patients unless complemented by a chin strap. These are bands bound to the mouth and chin and they keep the mouth closed while you sleep.
Unsuitable for patients with:
• Larger than normal turbinates
• Narrow nasal passages

 

BIPAP pros

Unlike the CPAP, this machine relieves snoring by alternating air pressure. When you breathe in, it increases airflow and reduces it when breathing out. This makes it comfortable for patients and as it works in sync with the body’s breathing mechanism.
• Comfortable compared to other snoring devices
• Ideal for patients with neuromuscular ailments
• Can be used by patients with cardiovascular disease
• Works best on patients suffering from acute and moderate apnea

 

BIPAP cons

 

Perhaps the most pronounced effect of using the BIPAP machine is that the patient may experience nasal congestion. This is a side effect brought by both CPAP and BIPAP devices. It’s also disadvantageous in that:
• It’s expensive
• May bring about central apnea
For those who can’t afford BIPAP or want a natural alternative, check out these sleep apnea mouthpiece reviews.

 

Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea mouthpiece pros

 

Typically, referred to as oral appliances, this is a sleep apnea therapy device that is worn when you sleep. They resemble sports guards or dental retainers. They’re customized by pharmacists to suit the patient’s needs.
How are they advantageous?
• Patients never experience dry nasal cavities – unlike CPAP and BIPAP, the patient never experiences the discomfort brought about by a snore nose or congestion
• They’re comfortable in all sleeping positions – considering that they’re tailored to the patients liking, they will never interfere with your sleeping position or exert too much pressure on the skin. Again, CPAP and BIPAP may be uncomfortable when you have excessive facial hair while this isn’t a problem when using oral appliances.
• Suitable for patients with allergies
• Aesthetically appealing – this is in comparison to the CPAP and BIPAP masks
• Affordable

 

Stop Snoring Mouthpiece cons

 

• You may get sore gums on the first few days after using them
• Patients may experience excessive drooling
• Uncomfortable jaws
• Cannot be used in conjunction with existing crowns or braces.
• The patient may get a dry mouth on first use.

For continued reading, check out The Top BIPAP Reviews of 2018