Sleep Apnea Treatment

Are you drowsy throughout the afternoon with no explanation?
Do you snore loudly or wake up breathless at the middle of the night?
If you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, you might be one of over 12 million Americans who are impacted by anti snoring.

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

Anti snoring is a condition wherein your breathing stops periodically during sleep just as much as 20-30 times a week. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, then the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your own brain, which momentarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Because the time spent awake is so brief, many people with anti snoring don’t remember it, and several believe they’re getting a good night’s sleep when, in reality, they aren’t. The constant wake-sleep, wake-sleep cycle prevents those with anti snoring from achieving deep sleep, leading to a constant drowsy feeling during the day.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA?

The following symptoms can indicate the existence of anti snoring. If you detect over one of those, contact our clinic.

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping.
  • Loud snoring throughout the night.
  • Waking up during the night short of breath.
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night (indicating a restart of breathing).
  • Headaches upon waking in the morning.
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the afternoon.
  • Extreme drowsiness throughout the day.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT Kinds of SLEEP APNEA? 

There are 3 categories of anti snoring. The most common is known as sinus anti snoring (OSA), also happens because of a physical blockage, usually the collapsing of the delicate tissue at the rear of the throat. Less common is central anti snoring (CSA), wherein breathing stops because the muscles involved don’t receive the proper signal from the mind. And some people today suffer from “combined” or “complicated” anti snoring, that is a combination of obstructive and central.

WHAT ARE RISK FACTORS FOR SLEEP APNEA?

Obstructive anti snoring is more common in males than females, and much more common in older adults (40+) than younger adults and children. Nevertheless, anyone – regardless of gender or age – may suffer from anti snoring. Other risk factors include obesity, smoking, drinking, use of sedatives or tranquilizers, and family history. Central anti snoring strikes most frequently in people with heart disorders, neuromuscular disorders, strokes, or brain tumors.

IS SLEEP APNEA DANGEROUS? 

Anti snoring is considered a serious medical issue and when left untreated it may lead to elevated blood pressure amount, increasing the potential danger of heart failure and stroke. The ongoing state of exhaustion caused by anti snoring may lead to problems at work or college, as well as danger when driving or operating heavy machinery. Anti snoring can also lead to complications with medication or surgery; sedation by anesthesia can be harmful, as can lying flat in bed after an operation. If you know or suspect you suffer from anti snoring, then allow your family physician know prior to taking prescribed medication or having surgery.

HOW IS SLEEP APNEA TREATED?

Treatments for anti snoring depends on the severity of every individual case, and the sort of apnea. Basic treatment might be behavioral, for example, patients are taught to shed weight, stop smoking, or sleep on their side rather than on their backs. Beyond this, oral devices may be utilized to place the mouth in a way that prevents throat blockage. In more serious cases, surgery can be the best option.

What should I do if I SUSPECT THAT SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY SUFFERS FROM SLEEP APNEA?

Contact our office. Dr. Moussa can recommend a sleep study to diagnose the exact area of the problem, and may prescribe proper treatment. Based on your situation, treatment can demand an oral apparatus that we may custom produce for you.

What should I do if I SUSPECT THAT SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY SUFFERS FROM SLEEP APNEA?

Contact our office. Dr. Moussa can recommend a sleep study to diagnose the exact area of the problem, and may prescribe proper treatment. Based on your situation, treatment can demand an oral apparatus that we may custom produce for you.

Getting a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis.

If you suspect that you’re anti snoring, the usual initial step is to discuss your suspicions with Dr. Moussa.

But assess your healthcare insurance plans first. Some policies ask you to find a primary care doctor first, and some policies restrict the sleep facilities and testing facilities whose solutions they’ll pay for. Sadly, you may find that your policy provides limited or no coverage for the diagnosis and treatment for anti snoring, wherein case you might want to change insurers if and once you can. Whichever type of doctor you consult initially, it may be helpful for you to prepare in advance a comprehensive account of your health background as it might be applicable to sleep apnea. Sleep experts come from a number of health care backgrounds.

You can assess the credentials of experts at the Internet websites of the American Council for Internal Medicine and the American Council for Sleep Medicine. You should feel free to ask us about our credentials as well as the diagnostic procedures to be followed. A definitive diagnosis of anti snoring could be made just with a sleep study performed during a visit to sleep laboratory, normally immediately, or even, from us, by getting a home study conducted with specific equipment.