Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is sleep apnea ?

It is a transient cessation of breathing during sleep at night. OSA occurs when the upper airways becomes narrow and then totally blocked as the muscles relax naturally during sleep. This reduces oxygen in the blood and leads to tremendous stress to body. It may take place multiple times at night, but you may not realize it.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders:

  • Snoring
  • Small pauses during snoring
  • Irregular breathing during sleep
  • Feeling unrefreshed or lethargic in morning
  • Daytime sleepiness and napping
  • Difficulty in concentrating in day to day work
  • Frequent urination during night
  • Morning Headache
  • Uncomfortable sensations or jerking of the limbs
  • Impotence
  • Hypertension
  • IHD
  • CV stroke
Sleep Apnea Treatment

What can happen to me if I have sleep apnea ?

Untreated sleep apnea can cause debilitated quality of life, excessive, sleepiness, leading to increased chance of accidents. Sleep apnea may also lead to health complications including high blood pressure, stroke or heart failure, loss of memory & concentration. Incidence of these diseases increases by 4-8 times.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Primary treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP Machine.

C-PAP machine delivers a stream of compressed air at a prescribed pressure via nasal mask so that unobstructed breathing becomes possible, which balances the reduced oxygen in the blood and prevents apnea. This gives quality sleep and quality life to patient and reduces snoring. You have to use this throughout the night.

What are the benefits of treating OSA ?

Clinical studies have shown that treatment of OSA may:

  • Better control of BP
  • Improve daytime energy and stamina
  • Relieve excess stress on the heart and vascular system
  • Reduce the potential risk for heart attack, stroke and heart disease

Supported by a 24-hour emergency department staffed by board-certified/board-eligible emergency medicine physicians