Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help
Post stroke depression is a major hurdle for people trying to recover from a stroke. People with post stroke depression are more likely to have poor recovery, and more likely to have additional strokes. Some of this could be related to the overlap between sleep apnea and post stroke depression.
Fortunately, it seems likely that treating sleep apnea after a person has a stroke will not only improve recover and reduce the risk of additional strokes, it could also reduce the risk of post stroke depression.
We’ve talked before about how sleep apnea treatment could be one of the more effective ways to treat depression. In one study, a population where 74% of people had depression (and 14% expressed suicidal thoughts) had only a 4% rate of depression after sleep apnea treatment (with no suicidal thoughts). Although this wasn’t a study focused on post stroke depression, it shows that there’s a high probability that people with post stroke depression could respond favorably to sleep apnea treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options in Omaha
At the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center, we want all patients to get the sleep apnea treatment that is best for them. This might be CPAP or an oral appliance. We evaluate each patient carefully and steer them to the best treatment for their apnea and their lifestyle.
To learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Omaha, please call (402) 493-4175 today for an appointment with a sleep dentist at the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center.