CPAP...The sinking Ship
Wearing a CPAP can be like bailing water out of a boat that has holes in it. You are addressing the immediate problem of snoring and sleep apnea, but missing the cause. The CPAP is trying to force air through a collapsed airway into the lungs when it could possibly be the tongue that is blocking the airway. You have to fill the holes in the boat before bailing water is effective. The tongue has to get out of the way before you can stop snoring and get breathing again. Is it the airway that collapses or could it be the tongue that blocks the airway? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you inhale. CPAP’s are certainly life-saving, however only 50% of the users like wearing it. A CPAP can force air continuously into the throat all night long, but if your tongue is like an big mouth bass blocking the airway, that CPAP is going to have a very tough time getting that forced air past the tongue and into your lungs with much efficiency. What if it is not the airway that collapses but instead the tongue that is the culprit? A CPAP machine will help keep you alive at night but what about the daytime hours?
The question we need to ask is…Why do we snore?
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are the result of a breakdown in the body’s ability to keep the airway in the throat open. When this occurs, the tongue is able to fall back into the throat (pharynx) and either obstruct (blocks like an NFL player) or partially obstruct the air passage which can result in snoring, OSA or a multitude of other concerns. You have choices. A machine is not your only option. Oral System Balancing (OSB) is a simple mouthpiece that is your non-surgical, non-drug solution! The Oral System refers to the body’s ability to breathe, swallow, and speak. OSB Therapies address snoring and sleep apnea at the level of their origin. In doing so it also impacts other ailments associated with the poor sleep and inefficient oxygen intake. You can use your CPAP at night and an OSB during the day. Or perhaps you need both at night. Break free from constraints of a machine to keep you alive. A simple x-ray will show if your tongue is indeed blocking your airway. Simply visit www.drwaynewhitley.com and watch the amazing video testimonials.