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4 Effective Ways to Stop Sleep Apnea

March 21st, 2018
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Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder. It's not as recognizable as some conditions, but it can be life-threatening. You can take steps to stop sleep apnea and keep you or a loved one safe.

Sleep apnea must be treated immediately when diagnosed. Patients must have regular care from a professional to prevent medical problems. A sleep apnea specialist will know procedures and remedies that can help.

How to Know If a Loved One Has Sleep Apnea

Loved ones are usually first to notice symptoms. Those suffering from sleep apnea sometimes won't know if they have symptoms or not. Loved ones might not know either unless they learn the signs.

Snoring

Snoring is a common, sometimes disruptive tendency. But noisy and consistent snoring could signify the loved one is at risk. Take a loved one to a specialist if their snoring is problematic.

Daytime Fatigue

Pay attention to how much you or a loved one sleeps. Do you get plenty of sleep but are still fatigued during the day? Sleep apnea can cause daytime problems like fatigue, memory loss, and moodiness.

4 Ways You Can Stop Sleep Apnea Starting Now

There are only a few steps to take to start treatment. You have several options to consider as well. It's best to start the process soon to prevent future problems.

1. Partner with a Sleep Apnea Specialist

Most practices can provide services for sleep apnea. Most will offer you sufficient care using accepted methods. Not all will give you the personalized, long-term solutions you need.

Choose a private practice that specializes in sleep apnea. They will provide the individual attention you need.

2. Take Part in a Sleep Study

You can't stop sleep apnea until a medical care professional has diagnosed you. A sleep study helps them analyze your unconscious behavior. It's a simple process that you can sometimes do at home.

Sometimes the practitioner will give you a device to take with you. You'll connect several sensors. They collect data about your sleep to help with a professional diagnosis. Sometimes the sleep test is done at the sleep center.

3. Wear an Oral Appliance

After your sleep study, your care provider will recommend a solution. If you have a mild case, you may receive an oral appliance. Patients often consider this the most comfortable solution.

The appliance prevents airways from collapsing during sleep. Your dental professional will ensure the appliance fits properly.

4. Use a CPAP Machine

Patients receive a CPAP machine in more extreme cases. The machine provides consistent airflow through the patient's airway. Specialists will customize the mask so that it fits comfortably.

Easily Get Checked Today

If you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, don't wait. You might prevent hazardous or life-threatening situations.

Contact Fall Creek Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Our sleep apnea experts focus on personalizing your treatment. Let our family become caretakers to yours.