Traveling with Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea San Francisco
One of the most important things you can remember to take with you this vacation season is a peaceful sleep! Wherever you’re traveling, your sleep apnea will likely not be bashful about tagging along for the trip. By taking a few small steps to keep your sleep apnea at bay while you’re on the go, you can ensure a restful and rejuvenating vacation for you and your loved ones this summer season!
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is provided by Dr. Larson under medical prescription, either as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with PAP (Positive Air Pressure) therapy. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has approved its usage as a first line therapy for the condition of mild to moderate OSA. If it is difficult to travel with CPAP equipment, then an oral appliance may manage your condition beautifully while away from home! Don’t be self-conscious about bringing along any equipment or devices that you use regularly to treat your sleep apnea. Sharing a hotel room with loved ones can quickly become an issue for all parties involved if your sleep apnea rears its ugly head just as everyone is falling peacefully asleep. Always check ahead of time to understand in which locations your equipment and power sources will function properly.
No other sleep apnea solution can outweigh the convenience of traveling with your oral appliance therapy device. It’s lightweight and easy to travel with because it fits right into any carry-on luggage, purse, or personal item you’re bringing along! This also means that there will be no size or weight restrictions from various airlines that could affect your traveling with sleep apnea solutions. Additionally, you won’t have to allow yourself any extra time to get through airport security like you might otherwise have to allow when traveling with bulky equipment like a CPAP machine. Many of Dr. Larson’s patients prefer oral appliance therapy devices because they can be worn discretely while sleeping on a plane or a long car ride, and they are easy to clean and store.
Having properly designed oral appliances can serve as a wonderful alternative plan to the rigors of bulky CPAP equipment during travel. If you’ve prepared in advance by talking to your San Francisco sleep dentist Dr. Larson, you can ensure a peaceful vacation in the face of your sleep apnea by taking measures like bringing oral appliance therapy along.
Don’t forget that when you’re on vacation, a good night’s sleep should be a priority every night! It’s easy to consider sacrificing sleep to make time for other activities while you’re on vacation, but by getting a good night’s sleep every night, you can wake up ready to have your best day, every day!
To learn more about how you can prepare to tackle your sleep apnea on-the-go this vacation season, call 415-397-2804 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greg Larson today!