Alternatives to CPAP for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea | Sleep and Neuroscience | Greenwhich, CT Are you one of the thousands of people who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea but have avoided using your CPAP machine? A CPAP mask can be a highly successful treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but if you don’t tolerate the mask or cannot get used to using it, and you’re just not treating your sleep apnea at all, you are putting your health at risk. There are alternative treatments available.

CPAP Doesn’t Work for Everyone

The rate of intolerance for CPAP masks is high enough that there have been studies done to recommend approaching sleep apnea treatment from a multidisciplinary approach because so many CPAP-intolerant patients discontinue therapy and remain untreated. You’re not alone, and you can be relieved to know that there are a number of other therapies available to help you effectively treat your sleep apnea.

CPAP Alternatives

One of the most common alternatives to CPAP is oral appliance therapy. It’s a mouthpiece that looks somewhat like a retainer and is used to help maintain an open airway. Additional alternatives include weight loss, smoking cessation, lifestyle changes like more exercise and less alcohol, and adjusting your sleep position to minimize obstruction. For some patients, minimally invasive surgery can help resolve sleep apnea. Our doctors also evaluates patients for the Apnicure Winx therapy system, a light oral vacuum that rests inside the mouth while sleeping.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea and have struggled with using a CPAP, the first step is to schedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine and can offer CPAP alternatives. Call (203)-245-0412 today, or schedule an appointment using this form.

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MEDICAL OFFICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

We regret to announce that we will be closing the practice for in person and telehealth services for Sleep and Neuroscience Treatment as of 9/30/2023. The Practice was formerly owned by Dr. Malhotra and was located at 86 Bradley Road, Madison, CT 06443.

In February 2022, Waterstone acquired Sleep and Neuroscience Treatment under Dr. Thomas Abbenante, who has been working with patients in Greenwich and New Haven offices.

If you are seeking new services, please contact your health insurance company who can provide you with a list of providers that are in network with your current plan. For additional information or referrals, you can also contact the Connecticut State Medical Society at www.nhcma.org or by calling 203-865-0587.

For current or previous patients, please contact our agency for information regarding your account, appointments, or medical records. You may reach us at 203-245-0412 or fax requests to 203-427-0441. You will receive mailed information detailing closure and any follow-up instructions.

Please note that the business mailing address for Dr. Abbenante and Sleep and Neuroscience is:

Dr. Thomas Abbenante
Sleep & Neuroscience Department
c/o Waterstone Counseling Centers, LLC
86 Bradley Road
Madison, CT  06443