- CPAP therapy is shown to be very effective in treating sleep apnea and snoring
- Only around 70% of patients with sleep apnea can tolerate CPAP
- There are other treatment for sleep apnea, other than CPAP.
- We have selected the best CPAP alternatives for people who dislike CPAP or cannot tolerate.
We recommend setting up a video visit with one of our sleep specialists to choose the best alternative option. If you have a prescription for treatment, then you may skip seeing a doctor and order the treatment of your choice. Most devices will need a prescription either from your primary care doctor or a sleep physician.
Majority of insurances do not yet cover the cost of new treatments, but there are options to save on treatment.
What’s Included in the package
- Non-invasive NeuroMuscular Stimulation (NMS by eXciteOSA): You will receive your treatment
kit with instructions. You will apply the treatment 20 min daily for 6 weeks.
At the end of 6 weeks you may do a home sleep test to evaluate its efficacy. You may return the device if ineffective. Click here to order your eXciteOSA
- iNAP by Somnics: You will receive your iNAP kit with instructions. You will apply the device in your mouth nightly and iNAP customer service will help you if you have problems. You may do a home sleep test to evaluate its efficacy. You may return the device if it fails to help. Click here read more about iNAP.
- CPAP. An automatic CPAP machine and it supplies with a nasal pillow or a mask interface. Including all that you need to start your CPAP therapy.
Other treatments for OSA
- Inspire implantable NeuroMuscular stimulation (InspireSleep): Inspire is a pacemaker that is implanted under general anesthesia by an ENT surgeon. There are certain eligibility criteria and the device has certain contraindications and risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our doctor to discuss and evaluate if you are a candidate.
- Dental appliance therapy for sleep apnea: Typically a dentist fabricates and fits the device. Click here to make an appointment with one of our doctor to discuss and evaluate if you are a candidate.
- EPAP devices: EPAP stands for Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure. EPAP devices include a one way valve that is placed on the nostrils, which partially closes to increase resistance to exhalation. The success rate is lower than 50%.
How It Works
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Why Peninsula Sleep Center
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Accurate and complete diagnosis and treatments all in one place
In-network with insurances
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Meet the Team
Elliot L. Naidus, MD
Dr. Naidus is a San Francisco native. Clinically, he enjoys all aspects of pulmonary medicine, but is particularly interested in complex asthma, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and rare pulmonary diseases. His interests include hiking, cycling, cooking, and...
Siyan “Amy” NI, MD
Dr. Ni lived on the east coast & west coast, she is a die-hard Californian, loves the diversity & beauty of the Bay Area. When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys traveling to the far reaches of the world—recent excursions include Dubai, Kenya, &...
Alexander Zider, MD
Dr. Zider joined Pulmonary Associates in 2017 after completing his fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He strives to provide patient-centered care and values long-term continuity.
Charles Everett, MD, MAS
Dr. Everett joined Pulmonary Associates in 2013 after completing his clinical training & a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He serves as Director of Critical Care at Mills Peninsula Hospital. He is dedicated to the well being of...
Robert Jasmer, MD
Dr. Jasmer is originally from Michigan and has been in the Bay Area for 26 years after doing his medical training at Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco. He joined Pulmonary Associates in 2006 and really values his relationships with his patients.
Lawrence Coskey, MD
Dr. Coskey completed his pulmonary & critical care training at UCLA; he has been practicing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. He’s the medical director of respiratory care services at Mills Peninsula Hospital & enjoys caring for patients in the office &...
Bernard Steyer, MD
Dr. Steyer believes that a great doctor-patient relationship is built on trust and he will always do his best to fulfill that obligation to you.
Grace Chou, NP
Grace has completed her nursing school and advanced nursing practice at Columbia university and her bachelor’s degree at UCSD and has been practicing sleep medicine and managing clinical trials in sleep medicine for more than five years.
Deepti Sinha, MD
Dr. Sinha is an adult and pediatrics sleep specialist. She completed her Sleep Medicine fellowship at Stanford University for adult and pediatrics. She is an adjunct clinical instructor at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Children’s health. She is board...
Mehran Farid, MD
Dr. Farid has completed his sleep medicine fellowship and Pulmonary-Critical Care at Stanford and Baylor College of Medicine respectively. He works as an adjunct associate professor of sleep medicine at Stanford and has been an advisor in several sleep medicine...
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