Sleep apnea occurs when your air pathway is blocked, which means treatment calls for solutions that help oxygen to flow freely. A doctor can diagnose the condition and judge its severity. For most sleep apnea sufferers, the following are recommended solutions for sleep apnea treatment.

CPAP therapy – A CPAP mask fits snugly over the nose and/or mouth to gently deliver air into your airway while you sleep. There are several models to choose from depending on your sleeping styles and needs. It’s a comfortable, immediate treatment for sleep apnea that does not require the invasive need for surgery.  When used properly, CPAP is the gold-standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

In addition to using a CPAP device, the following methods can help alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.

Sleeping posture – A change in how you sleep may help open your air pathway. Turn to your side rather than lying flat on your back. However, if lying on your back is the most preferable position, then angle your head and neck slightly to help open up your airway and prevent your tongue from blocking your airway further.

Weight loss – Obesity is a common characteristic in people who suffer from sleep apnea. Although it’s not the only identifier, people who are overweight typically are more susceptible to the condition. Consider a positive change in your diet and exercise habits to focus on losing weight, which will contribute to your overall health, not just to how well you’re able to sleep.

Quit smoking – Smoking can cause the airway to swell and further prohibit the flow of air through the throat.

When it comes to treatment for sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is the gold standard. You’ll may see a noticeable difference almost immediately after you start using your CPAP machine. Take the first step to finding out if your symptoms and lack of quality sleep are due to sleep apnea by completing the free, online questionnaire today. The sooner you’re properly diagnosed, the sooner you can get treatment to feel and sleep better.

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Patient Testimonials

Honestly, I thought I was just guilty of snoring every now and then, but my wife insisted it was something more. The home test was easy to use and within a week I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I would’ve never guessed I was waking up so much during the night. Glad I got tested, so I could get started with CPAP treatment right away.

Tom H.

I didn’t really want to go to a sleep study, so thankfully, there was the free online assessment. Afterwards, they sent me the test and I only had to use it a couple of nights and now I know for sure that sleep apnea was what was causing me to be so tired. I’ve been doing CPAP therapy for a few weeks now, and have never felt better.

Joe D.

I was putting off getting tested because I didn’t have time to go into a lab. Plus, I didn’t want to be monitored while I sleep. The process of taking the at-home sleep apnea test was simple. If it wasn’t for that, I’d probably still be undiagnosed.

Mike B.

I knew I wasn’t getting great sleep, but I thought I could manage it myself. I would sleep sitting up in a recliner chair just to try to keep myself from waking up during the night, but I never felt completely rested. It wasn’t until I fell asleep at a traffic light that I realized this wasn’t something I could treat myself. It was hard, but I’m glad I finally got the CPAP treatment I need for my sleep apnea.

Carol S.

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