After a long, busy day there’s nothing the body and mind want more than a good night’s sleep. In fact, it is crucial to our mental and physical well-being to get adequate sleep. So finding out you have sleep apnea can be troubling on many levels. Not only are you worrying about your health and breathing during sleep, but you are also concerned with the side effects of the lack of sleep. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, consider giving positive airway pressure therapy a try.
Importance of Seeking Treatment
Many people aren’t even aware that they are suffering from sleep apnea, as it occurs while sleeping. Their partners or roommates may be the first ones to flag the problem. Sleep apnea is marked by loud snoring and breathing interruptions. One giveaway that sufferers may notice themselves is the feeling of never being fully rested. Sleep apnea robs you of quality sleep, and it’s this lack that negatively impacts the whole rest of your life – your mood, ability to think clearly, make proper decisions, and muster the energy for everything life throws at you.
Sometimes a few lifestyle or health changes can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea, but oftentimes a patient will need to do more. Positive airway pressure therapy is one of the most common practices. It is trusted, safe and proven effective. This treatment is a simple device that uses pressurized air to keep the throat muscles open while you sleep. This allows your breath to flow freely, as it should.
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We must sleep and breathe in order to stay alive. We must also breathe while sleeping! Even if you don’t think you feel that run down now, imagine how much better you could feel with actual sleep. Think of all the energy you could have. And think of all the rest those around you could be getting too. If you have sleep apnea and are considering positive airway pressure therapy, be sure to make an appointment with Regional ENT Associates. At our offices in Lebanon and Gallatin, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!