You’re not alone. Approximately 83% of CPAP patients quit or are inconsistent in their therapy.
When a patient cannot tolerate CPAP, they neglect to use it. This non-compliance is referred to as CPAP intolerance or CPAP failure.
CPAP failure is often caused by issues outside of your control:
These and other issues make CPAP failure common for many obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
Whether it’s for vacation or work, travel can be stressful. Traveling with a CPAP machine is an added inconvenience. The additional weight of the machine and getting through security checkpoints can make traveling with a CPAP frustrating.
Plus, once you arrive at your destination you’ll need to find distilled or deionized water for your humidifier. Then hope there’s an electrical outlet close to your bed. And, if traveling internationally, you’ll need the correct adapter.
Traveling during inclement weather or to remote surroundings can lead to problems with power reliability. These scenarios require you to choose between carrying a back-up battery or going without your treatment. This also contributes to higher failure or non-compliance rates.
The process is simple. First, come in for a free consultation, together we’ll determine if this is the right option for you. If it is, we’ll coordinate with your insurance company for coverage.
Second, we’ll custom fit your new oral appliance.
Third, you enjoy a good night’s rest.
If during your consultation it is determined that you should undergo a second sleep test, we will assist you in ordering a convenient and accurate home sleep test. In the comfort of your own bed, you’ll wear the testing device while sleeping. A Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
Darin Bach, DDS, FAGD, Diplomate, ABDSM, earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry after attending Augustana College. His postgraduate education includes completion of the program at the Kois Center as well as the rigorous requirements to achieve Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Darin has achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the only Diplomate in the State of South Dakota. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Darin has additional training in IV sedation, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, orthodontics, and dental implant surgery and restoration.
Dr. Darin volunteers in the community with Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry from the Heart as well as various church activities. He and his wife, Dr. Hally, have three beautiful children, and in his free time, he enjoys playing/coaching basketball, traveling, exercising, and being active with his family.
Everyone here is so kind and assure your comfort every time! I can't thank them enough for the outstanding care I have received! Thank you.
From day one they welcome you and make you feel awesome. Very happy i came here. Great staff all around!
Top notch care and state of the art equipment! My visit was thorough and efficient! Dr. Bach was easy going, friendly and thorough as well.