This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about alternatives to continuous positive airway pressure for people with obstructive sleep apnea.

Many people have heard of “CPAP Pro.”  This is advertised as “no mask.”  The reality is that the straps used on a mask are replaced with a bite guard to hold everything in place.  Any movement of the jaw or mouth can cause air to leak or the device to fall off.

The major problem with this product is that it leaks air.  Leaks prevent the effective positive pressure, prescribed by a physician, from reaching the patient.