CPAP vs Oral Appliances

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is considered the gold standard for the treatment of sleep apnea. However, CPAP has the worst compliance among patients because it is cumbersome to use. Oral appliances offer a convenient and an effective way to treat sleep apnea.

Comparison of CPAP and Oral Appliances

CPAP   Oral Appliances
Bulky   Compact and discreet
CPAP is bulky   Oral appliance is compact, discreet & easy
Cumbersome to use   Easy and convenient to use
CPAP is cumbersome   Oral appliance is easy and convenient
More than Rs. 50,000   Rs. 10,000 - Rs. 20,000
CPAP is expensive   Oral appliance is cheap
Low patient compliance and hence ineffective   High patient compliance and hence effective
CPAP is ineffective for sleep apnea treatment   Oral appliance is effective for sleep apnea treatment
More side effects, difficult to use   Less side effects, simple to use
CPAP is difficult   Oral appliance is easy

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CPAP   Oral Appliances
CPAP, BiPAP, Auto CPAP for sleep apnea treatment   Sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance