Have you been experiencing trouble sleeping lately feeling tired after a full night's sleep? Do you wake up in the middle of a sound sleep due to the inability to breathe, leaving you gasping for air? It can be quite a traumatic experience, and having to go through it several times can leave a bad impact on your mental health as well.
The condition is termed as ‘Sleep Apnea’. It is the inability of a person to inhale while sleeping due to the partial or complete blockage of the airway. It is most often caused due to the collapse of the soft tissues from the roof the throat or when the brain fails to signal the lungs to inhale involuntarily. Sleep apnea may have lasting effects if left untreated.
Treatment of sleep apnea can be divided into two types. You can help yourself in this regard by bringing about a few changes in your behavior, which is the first type of treatment. If that doesn’t seem to help, you can seek professional treatment from a dentist.
Some of the changes you can make that would reduce the severity of sleep apnea are:
When it comes to professional treatment your medical doctor and dentist would carefully diagnose your condition and come up with a customized treatment plan. It would include the use of a mouth appliance that prevents the collapse of the tissues in the throat. This way, the airway wouldn’t get blocked. Another way to treat sleep apnea is by using a CPAP.
Call us at (262) 886-9440 to schedule an appointment to know more about sleep apnea.