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Dennea

Dennea
Joined Feb 2018
Dennea
Joined Feb 2018

I am only been participating in Sleep Apnea therapy via a Cpac machine for a couple of weeks so admittedly, I don't know didly at this point. I was steered toward the Cpac by the sleep professionals I first encountered. The dental option was not given much credence in my interview process. I had to ask a few questions about it to have it addressed with any earnestness. My medicare and supplemental insurance would cover only one chosen option at 100% so I just went for the Cpac. Too bad that previous to seeking medical advise I didn't realize that forums like this was out there. Silly of me, it only stands to reason there is. I say that because thanks to Dr. Luisi who specializes in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine there is information worth careful consideration in regards to the dental device. Had I read his and other posts I might have very well have opted for the dental option especially since I meet at least 75% of the criteria ... Back on the Cpac path however, I was lead to a medical supply business. Taking my first glance at the Cpac I was highly skeptical I would be able deal with this ordeal. Besides air being forced down my wind pipes the Cpac masks resemble something you might see in a "B" movie. A person would have to see the humor in that visual, but I was definitely feeling uncertainty with my willingness to stay with the program. Despite being diagnosed with mild S. Apnea my symptoms really are severe in the fatigue department so I made a pact with myself to stick it out for at least 30 days before issuing judgement and have been living up to that. I am guessing 6 months to a year would be a better evaluation period as I attempt to dial it in. I should note that I have noticed nothing life changing ... yet, but some subtle benefits. Therefore, "so far - so good" ... My point in my very short experience and for the uninitiated in the realm of therapy options, I wish I would have given the dental option a much more thorough once over. And not just with my neighborhood dentist. My dental office seemed very uninformed on this subject and my dentist is otherwise excellent. I really think I may very well have payed out cash for the dental device first and if it was not effective, then gone the route of insurance and the Cpac. And of course, it does seem the "Gold Standard" is Cpac for severe cases of Sleep Apnea. To those that fit that category I feel for you, and hope the Cpac is everything it is meant to be ....