How Does Treating Sleep Apnea Help?

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Do you have trouble with staying asleep, or with feeling exhausted during the day? If so, this could be linked to sleep apnea, and lack of care could impact your overall health! That is why we suggest seeking treatment. Our sleep clinic in Winter Park, FL, can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea, and without a CPAP machine!

The Facts About Sleep Apnea

Let’s talk about sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when soft tissues in the back of your mouth and in the throat collapse, which cuts off airflow so you stop breathing in your sleep. The brain immediately registers this and wakes you, although you usually don’t remember waking up, even though your REM sleep is interrupted multiple times a night. During waking hours, you often feel exhausted, moody, and have issues with memory or concentrating on tasks. You could also snore frequently, wake up gasping for air or choking, or wake with dry mouth. When you begin to notice the symptoms or if a significant other points them out to you, consider an appointment with our team for an exam!

The Impacts on Your Health

Treating sleep apnea is important, because otherwise this can have a major impact on your daily life. Your work performance and social interactions can suffer, and the disorder can strain your immune system so you’re more likely to develop illness. The impact on your memory can be difficult too. For some, the stress on the cardiovascular system could mean issues like high blood pressures, heart disease, and even an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. When we treat the disorder, we not only help you feel rested and alert, we also prevent major issues with your overall health and your cardiovascular system.

The Treatment Process

What should you expect from treatment? First, we will offer a sleep assessment, talking to you about your sleep habits and possible symptoms. We can offer an at-home test to obtain readings that a board-certified sleep physician will interpret, and which could let us know how severe your sleep disorder actually is, so we can choose the right treatment option. While the CPAP is a widespread and effective option, we’re proud to offer a more convenient and simpler oral appliance, which shifts the jaw to prevent the collapse of soft tissues, and is easy to clean, use, and store.

If you have any questions about sleep apnea or how we treat it, then contact our team today to learn more. You deserve a good night’s rest again!

Learn More About Better Sleep From Our Winter Park Team

Our team wants to help you avoid complications related to issues like sleep disorders. To learn more about treating issues with your sleep and daytime drowsiness, call Healthy Sleep Solutions in Winter Park, FL at (407) 457-5337 today!

 

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