What we don’t know about can’t be managed, and sleep apnea also falls into the ‘don’t know’ category. There are literally millions of people across the globe who have this sleeping condition, but they have a problem with snoring. Here is a fundamental guide to the various therapies available when dealing with this condition.You may find more information at Metro Sleep, Tuckahoe.
Sleep apnea treatments usually rely on the person, the seriousness of the problem, and the type of problem encountered. Testing in a sleep lab would need to be done to clearly define the kind of sleep issue. In a lab, the sleep habits of an individual are analyzed to find out where the issue lies.
There are new and improved treatment solutions available for treating sleep apnea as we make giant leaps in technology. The following are some of the treatments:
Via a mask, the continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP, provides air pressure which is greater than the surrounding air pressure. This helps to hold open the upper respiratory passages to reduce snoring. It is one of the best medical devices for the treatment of mild to serious problems available.
The BIPAP is a positive airway pressure machine that provides higher air pressure when inhaled by the individual and lower air pressure when exhaled by the human. It has the benefit of changing the air pressure automatically while the individual sleeps.
An ASV or adaptive servo-ventilation system studies an individual’s natural breathing patterns and stores them on a screen. The system makes use of pressure while the person is asleep to normalize breathing and avoid the shallow breathing or pauses that characterize this disorder.
Oral devices designed to hold the throat open by moving the jaw forward are other therapies. For the treatment of moderate sleep apnea and snoring, these appliances are fine. Such devices can be purchased from the office of a dentist and a variety of options are available to find the right match. There are also tongue restrainers, which function to move the tongue forward, freeing up the airways.
Another treatment choice for this sleeping condition is surgery. To stop the tissue vibrating and causing snoring, the tissue at the back of the throat is either removed or stapled. Surgery to remove tonsils and adenoids that have become swollen and block breathing is often performed.
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