When patients are diagnosed by their primary care physician with a sleeping disorder, their last thought is to visit a dentist. However, when patients have been diagnosed with a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, they may be unhappy with the treatment plan set forth by their doctor. In many cases, patients with this condition have been told to utilize a CPAP machine. This machine is attached to a mask worn on the face at night when patients sleep to keep the airways open. Unfortunately, because the machine is uncomfortable and difficult to travel with, many patients do not comply with treatment and leave themselves at risk for a variety of outcomes. If you have been diagnosed with OSA and want to avoid CPAP use, now is the time to connect with a dentist who offers oral appliance therapy.