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.
If during your consultation it is determined that you should undergo a second sleep test, we will assist you in ordering a convenient and accurate home sleep test. In the comfort of your own bed, you’ll wear the testing device while sleeping. A Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the data and we will contact you to discuss your results.
James Lillenberg DDS has been in clinical practice for 35 years in south St. Louis County. A native St. Louisan he is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. James has logged 100’s of hours with the Pankey Institute of Florida, Spear Institute of Scottsdale, Arizona and the Seattle Study Club of Seattle, WA. in professional continuing education.
He completed a continuum at The Pankey Institute in Dental Sleep Medicine in April 2016 and a mini-residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts in April 2017. James is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate of the AADSM. He is also a board member of the Missouri Sleep Society.
I have sleep apnea. I found Dr. Lillenberg while in search of an oral appliance. I am very glad I did...Dr. Lillenberg is very helpful and cares about his patients. He really takes time and makes sure the patient is satisfied. I am very pleased with my oral appliance as opposed to a CPAP machine. It is very portable and helps me sleep at night. Dr. Lillenberg has improved my quality of life!
I have been using the oral sleep apnea devise for a few months & could not be more pleased. I could not get the sleep doctors forced air machine to work to my satisfaction...I actually quit using the machine. The oral device is easy to use & I have noticed an improvement in my sleep (and a vast improvement in my wife’s sleep)...I not only recommend this type of product but I very highly recommend Dr. James Lillenberg. What a great person & his awesome staff! I give them at least a 5 star review!!
What a difference. I was preparing myself for the worst and it exceeded my exceptations. I was very pleased with the staff and results. Best decision I ever made!