Get a Great Night’s Sleep – For Your Health
Sleep is one of the most important parts of our daily lives. A good night’s sleep allows us to awaken rested and refreshed each day.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a severe disorder that causes sufferers to repeatedly stop and start breathing while asleep, sometimes causing them to awaken suddenly, gasping for air. Sleep apnea sufferers experience severe fatigue, unwanted weight gain, high blood pressure, and other potentially deadly conditions.
Dangerous Sleep Apnea Health Risks
Don’t Leave Sleep Apnea Untreated.
- Heart Attack
- Congestive Heart Failure
Do You Suffer from Sleep Apnea?
Identifying symptoms of sleep apnea can be difficult to do alone, so it is important to have another person present to report possible signs. These symptoms make it difficult to get a proper night’s rest, which may lead to a host of other health conditions. Some health conditions may even increase your risk of developing sleep apnea, such as high blood pressure, obesity, or ENT-related conditions.
Common sleep apnea symptoms can include:
- Loud snoring
- Choking or gasping while sleeping
- Dry mouth
- Breathing stops while sleeping
- Morning headaches
When making a diagnosis of sleep apnea, the doctor will ask questions about sleeping patterns and behaviors. They may also inspect the ears, nose, and throat for possible obstructions or conditions causing sleep apnea. In some cases, an at-home sleep study may be done for a clearer diagnosis.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
There are several available and effective treatments for sleep apnea, from in-home to in-office treatments. These can include healthy lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, or a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. There are also surgical procedures available. Several factors, like age and severity, can affect which treatment option is best for you.
- Surgical sleep apnea treatments include:
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
- Surgical removal of obstructive tissues
- Jaw surgery
- Upper airway stimulation
- Tongue Base Reduction
Start Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Today
Our team at Bella Vista is dedicated to providing personalized care and outstanding services to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We feature modern, state-of-the-art surgical facilities to ensure you receive the best care possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your sleep apnea treatment options.