Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) If you have sleep apnea, you could benefit from using a CPAP, which is a machine that delivers air pressure through a mask while you sleep. With this tool, the air pressure is greater than that of the air and can keep your upper airway passages open to prevent apnea…

Oral Alternatives to CPAPs for Sleep Apnea

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If you really can’t tolerate a CPAP, there are alternative treatment options available. Contact Houston Sleep Solutions to discuss a treatment plan that can include: Dental/oral appliance Bilevel positive airway pressure machine (BiPAP) Nasal valve therapy Lifestyle changes Surgery What to do while traveling CPAP machines are extremely cumbersome when traveling on a plane. Additionally,…

Sleep Apnea CPAP Alternatives

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CPAP is great when it’s working, but it doesn’t work for everyone. Don’t give up because the health effects of untreated apnea are serious. It can obviously disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling terrible throughout the day.  But it can also put you at risk for other serious health issues including high blood pressure,…

Oral Devices to help with Sleep Apnea

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How Do Sleep Apnea Oral Devices Work? Most sleep apnea oral devices work by gently pushing the jaw forward. In doing this, they increase the size of the upper airway, which reduces the air resistance causing sleep apnea and snoring. Some of these devices allow the user to adjust the degree to which their jaw is moved forward,…

Could You or a Loved One Be Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a condition most notoriously known for causing loud snoring. Unfortunately, sleep apnea can be much more than a mere nuisance to loved ones disturbed by the sound of snoring. Sleep apnea can actually be an incredibly dangerous condition because it limits a person’s ability to breathe as he or she sleeps. So…

Dealing with obstructive sleep apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It is known to cause breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is OSA. This type occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. A common symptom of…

Sleep Better. Be Happier!

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Snoring and sleep apnea can prevent you from getting consistent quality sleep. The lack of sleep can, in turn, influence mental and emotional health. The effects sleep apnea and snoring can have on mental health often go unnoticed. Or men and women do not realize that lack of sleep is causing or exacerbating their mental…

Poor Sleep Makes it Harder to Eat Healthy

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Is poor sleep making it hard to eat healthily? Are you a tired Texas resident who struggles to eat a healthy diet? Did you know that inadequate sleep can disrupt hormonal balance causing individuals to gain weight? When folks don’t get enough sleep, it can be harder to stick to a low-fat, nutritious eating plan.…

1 Out of 4 Men Have Sleep Apnea. Are You One of Them?

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Researchers estimate that in the United States, 25% of middle-aged males and 17% of females have sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts during the night. Older, obese people are more at risk. It can be dangerous if untreated. Three types of sleep apnea…

Is CPAP The Only Sleep Apnea Treatment?

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Have you had a diagnosis of sleep apnea? If so, you might be looking for treatment options. It’s important to receive effective treatment to reduce the health risks of untreated sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can increase the risk of chronic diseases that include diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Fragmented sleep as a…