Sleep Apnea Treatments
If you suffer from sleep apnea, depending on the type of sleeping apnia you have, there are
a couple of different sleep apnea treatments that doctors recommend. You will find many ‘over-the-counter’ type treatments – but these types of
treatments often don’t work, and upon analysis they may be inappropriate for the type of sleeping apnia that you have. You should consult a
physician for an analysis about the sleep apnea treatment that is right for you.
There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnia. Obstructive sleep apnea is most common and it is caused
by an obstruction in the airway, making it difficult to inhale while asleep. Central sleep apnea on the other hand is a neurological dysfunction
that causes you to fail to exhale while asleep. Central sleep apnea is treated with medication.
Obstructive sleep apnea treatment is different. The first course of treatment is usually CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP requires a sleep apnea patient to rest with a mask on.
Oxygen is pumped through the mask while the person is asleep forcing air pressure on the throat, causing it to open up and take in more air. The
pump and mask bother many people, making rest impossible, and a mild sleeping pill may also be prescribed.
More extreme treatment is surgical procedures that reconstruct the airway openings. This is an extreme measure, and should only be used as a
last resort. Your doctors analysis will also suggest that you lose weight if you are over your ideal weight and that you do not sleep on your
back to cure your sleep apnea and help you rest.
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