Sleep Apnea

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 for complete information on sleep disorders or a sleep study at one of our four sleep lab locations in Central Florida.