Answering Your Questions About Sleep Apnea

Answering Your Questions About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very common disorder of the airway. An estimated 30 million Americans have the condition, while only 6 million are actually diagnosed.

Symptoms include: 

  • Snoring
  • gasping for air or stopping breathing during sleeping
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Falling asleep during activities like watching TV

Can Sleep Apnea Be Cured?

There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). With OSA, the airway collapses, making it more difficult to breathe. In the less common CSA, the brain essentially stops your breathing. Treatment involves using a CPAP machine, which helps deliver a stream of oxygenated air to your airways. 

Curing sleep apnea will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Some people have resolved symptoms from lifestyle changes and help from their doctor. Others will need more advanced testing and treatment.

There are several ways to improve sleep apnea symptoms, like:

  • Losing weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption
  • Quitting smoking
  • Sleeping on your side
  • Sleep Study Testing
  • CPAP machine

In order to receive a CPAP machine, you’ll be required to get a sleep study test done. This will confirm your diagnosis and allow your doctor to determine the best treatment plan. 

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