Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.
Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
Depending on the cause of a patient’s sleep apnea will determine the treatment. Such as if the patient has mild sleep apnea & is overweight, a weight loss regimen may be recommended & patient be retested following weight loss. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could be implemented for patients with the causes stemming from alcohol or medications.
Some of the most effective & more common treatments are:
- CPAP Therapy (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
- BIPAP Therapy (Bi-Level pap)
- ASV Therapy (Auto Servo Ventilation)
- Oral Appliances (which are 50% effective with mild diagnoses)
- Surgery (nasal operations, UPP (uvulopalatoplasty), UPPP (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (cutting of jaw bones)
- Somnoplasty (frequency energy waves shrinking the upper airway tissues)
There are many different therapy options for different types of sleep apnea so please talk to your doctor & discuss which option will benefit you the best.
A to Z Sleep specializes in all sleep apnea conditions. Contact us today at (386) 423-0505 extension 1234 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for complete information on sleep disorders or a sleep study at one of our four sleep lab locations in Central Florida.