If you’re one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from Sleep Apnea solutions are available. Sleep apnea is a condition where the back of the airway can collapse during sleep. This results in snoring and gasping for air during the night.
It can be a frightening condition for those who witness it but to make matters worse, many don’t even realize they suffer from the condition. If you find yourself lethargic and lacking energy during the day you may have sleep apnea.
These disposable skin tones strips are one way resister valves which adhere to your nostrils. They do require a prescription but since they are fairly new they are not currently covered by insurance companies. Some doctors will give free samples if you ask so be sure to ask your doctor if this is a good solution for your sleep apnea.
This continuous positive airway pressure (C-pap) machine helps many patients to continue breathing throughout the night. It has a few drawback though due to its cumbersome size and the fact that it is a face mask connected to an air hose. If you sleep on your stomach or even your side this may be obtrusive for you. The machine also does not travel well and can be cumbersome to take if you’re staying in a hotel or motel.
If you smoke, now is the time to stop. One of the easiest things as far as sleep apnea solutions go is to stop smoking. If you’re overweight, your doctor might recommend that you lose some weight to see if that helps you to keep your airways open.
There are a few devices available from your dentist that can help you stop snoring and gasping for air and get back to a good full nights sleep. It may take a few visits to get the exact product that will work for you but it will be well worth the time it takes. Once you get the right device your dentist will want to follow up with you every six months to annually to make sure that the product is still working properly for your needs.
There are several surgeries that can help a person suffering from sleep apnea. One surgery involves removing excess tissue from the back of your mouth and top of your throat. A tonsilectomy and the adenoids are also frequently removed during this procedure as well. If you have nasal polyps the doctor may also remove these to reduce snoring and sleep breathing obstructions.
Another surgery involves adjusting your lower and upper jaw so that they are more in alignment and reduce snoring.
In rare cases a surgeon may do a tracheotomy so that at night you can bypass your nostrils and throat for breathing.
There are many sleep apnea solutions that can be done for patients and doctors are finding more and more solutions every day. Don’t suffer needlessly, don’t put your life in danger, ask your doctor about these solutions today.