Respire Blue CPAP ALTERNATIVE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Precautions
  • How Respire Blue is prescribed
  • Oral Sleep Appliances vs. CPAP
INDICATIONS

The Respire Blue Oral sleep appliance are indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This device is intended to be worn at night to help place the patient's jaw in an optimal position so they can inhale and exhale more air per breath, reducing the patient's snoring and apneic episodes.

Jaw Thrush Manuver
CONTRAINDICATIONS

The Respire Blue Oral Sleep Appliance are not indicated for patients who have:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Severe Respiratory Disorder
  • Gum Disease
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Allergic to Acrylic
PRECAUTIONS

During the first few weeks the patient may experience some discomfort, such as jaw muscle pain, slight tooth discomfort, and excessive saliva production but will dissipate after consistent usage. It's takes some time getting used to.

Its is recommended that the patient have a check-up after 10-14 days of using Respire Blue and every 6 months to ensure a proper fit. The use of appliance may cause:

  • Tooth movement or changes
  • Gum or dental soreness
  • Pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint
  • Obstruction of oral breathing

If any of these conditions occur, stop using the appliance and contact your physician.

HOW IS RESPIRE BLUE PRESCRIBED
Who do think gives the approval to get the Respire Blue?????

It doesn't matter if you go to the doctor or the dentist, they're both going to send you to do a sleep study. A sleep study must first be performed to determine the severity of the patient's symptoms as it can have a direct influence on the recommended therapy. As said before if a patient goes through the sleep study and it is determine that the Apnea they have is severe they wouldn't qualify for the Respire Blue.

ORAL SLEEP APPLIANCES VS. CPAP

Patients preference

Some patients abandon their use of CPAP. Why? Patient's preference. Maybe they think it not the best treatment. But this doesn't mean CPAP is not the most effective treatment, what it means is no matter how effective a treatment may be, it's still a poor treatment if it is not being used.

CLOSING NOTES

If you chose to get the Respire Blue and not use it, you will not breath easy.

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