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.
Dr. Brent A. Bradford welcomes you to Sleep Well Syracuse located in the North Medical Center in Liverpool, New York.
Dr. Bradford recently completed the continuing education requirements to earn the Qualified Dentist Designation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). He is currently continuing his dental sleep education in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery Program. Upon completion, Dr. Bradford will be eligible for Diplomate status in the Academy.
Dr. Bradford particularly enjoys helping patients in the areas of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. His aesthetic work includes bleaching, bonding, and veneers. His restorative dentistry goes beyond crown and bridge work to include the innovative mini dental implants.
Some of his continuing education includes extensive training with Dr. Todd Shatkin, who patented the technique of placing a mini dental implant and crown in one visit. Dr. Bradford has completed a mini residency with Dr. Shatkin in Buffalo, New York, and has since been offering the revolutionary benefits of mini implant dentistry. These small implants can be immediately “loaded” with the crown or dentures, to offer an immediate solution to poorly fitting dentures or missing teeth.
Dr. Bradford has been in private practice since 2000, when he completed a general practice residency at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. A 1998 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Bradford also holds a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a member of:
Dr. Bradford and his wife Laura reside in Fayetteville with their two sons.
More than 10 years of experience treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.