Sleep Apnea and Traveling: How Oral Appliance Therapy Offers Travel-Friendly Treatment
Do you often try to “forget” to bring your CPAP device on trips because of the challenge of getting through airport security? There have been stories of CPAP devices being taken out of the bag to be swabbed, held up and shown to all of the other travelers in the security line. You may think that flying out for a couple days and leaving your CPAP at home is not a big deal but you may not realize how your overall health is negatively affected when Obstructive Sleep Apnea goes untreated, even just for a weekend.
Here’s the good news. There is an alternative and travel-friendly treatment option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea called Oral Appliance Therapy. An Oral Appliance is similar to a sports mouthguard. It is worn in the mouth and repositions the lower jaw forward to prevent the tongue from falling into the airway, which can cause an obstruction.
The Oral Appliance comes in a small, compact storage case and can be taken in your carry-on luggage, travel bag, purse, or suitcase. The Oral Appliance is also convenient for long flights and will allow you to treat your Sleep Apnea while sleeping on the plane or a long drive.
Next time you gather all your bags for your next weekend trip or flight overseas, take the stress out of traveling with too many bags and enjoy the ease of Sleep Apnea treatment with an Oral Appliance.
FusionSleep® provides treatment for over 80 sleep disorders, including Sleep Apnea. Contact us today to learn more.