There isn’t one set type of treatment for those who suffer from sleep apnea because of underlying conditions, specific case-by-case factors, and of course the type of sleep apnea that the patient suffers from. This means that sleep apnea treatment will vary from patient to patient though the end result is always the same: the patient is able to sleep at night without harmful pauses in breathing. This usually results in a complex disappearance of common sleep apnea symptoms, such as headaches when waking and restlessness. The most commonly used treatment method for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, a technology that has really become the gold standard in ensuring a safe nighttime’s sleep.
Once your sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep physician, Dr. Roubal will then work with you to discuss possible treatment methods while keeping your health, comfort, and other factors in mind. The treatment that is prescribed to you will first be narrowed down by the type of sleep apnea you have been diagnosed with.
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Treatment for OSA will depend on what is exactly causing your airway to become narrowed. If the narrowing is caused by a collapsing of one of many of the soft tissues within the mouth and throat, a sleep apnea appliance is usually the best prescribed treatment. Sleep apnea appliances are worn while sleeping and are designed in such a way that the jaw and tongue are repositioned in a forward direction, which then keeps the airway free of any sort of blockage.
With sleep apnea appliances there isn’t just one brand or type to use. Dr. Roubal will work with you to find the one that best suits your needs and wants.
Central and Complex Sleep Apnea Treatment Methods
Both central and complex sleep apnea are generally treated with use of the CPAP, and a TAP-PAP oral appliance can be used to make CPAP more tolerable. Treating these types of sleep apnea requires a close working relationship with a sleep physician to ensure that the chosen treatment is working as required.
Say Goodbye to Your Symptoms with Sleep Apnea Treatment
Proper sleep apnea treatment can only be administered to you once you have been positively diagnosed with sleep apnea by way of a sleep study. Diagnosis can be achieved by either an overnight sleep test, depending on your insurance carrier. Don’t ignore your sleep apnea symptoms any longer. Sleep apnea treatment is a phone call away and after working with Dr. Roubal, you’ll be fitted with the course of treatment that ensures you are able to sleep safely at night. You may feel more refreshed and your morning headaches my go away completely!
If you live in the Omaha area or can travel to our Omaha office, please contact our office to schedule an examination to determine which type of sleep apnea treatment will work best for you. Call us today at (402) 493-4175
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