How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Heart

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Sleep deprivation treatment in Houston

Nighttime snoring can keep you and your partner awake, ruin your sleep cycles, daily body rhythms, even harm your relationships. In addition to being an annoyance, snoring can actually bring about life-threatening consequences. Contact Houston Sleep Solutions to learn more and discuss treatment options. Have you ever awakened with a sudden snore, or have a…

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Women

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Surprise! Men and Women Aren’t Alike. Houston Sleep Solutions in Friendswood and Pearland, Texas can provide you with the accurate diagnosis you’re looking for, but it’s important to note that there are some differences between men’s and women’s sleep apnea. It’s common knowledge that typical symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, obesity, headaches, and large…

Pros and cons of an in-lab sleep study

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

In-lab sleep tests have advantages and disadvantages. Talk to your doctor about your test preference and contact Houston Sleep Solutions to discuss a treatment plan. Pros It is the most accurate test currently available. The in-lab sleep test is considered the benchmark of testing and diagnosis of sleep apnea. Flexible options to maximize time. Split-night tests include…

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Houston Sleep Solutions locations in Friendswood and Pearland, TX can make a diagnosis based on your symptoms and sleep history, which you can acquire with help from a family member, or by taking a certified sleep apnea test from a licensed facility. Then you will likely be referred to a sleep disorder facility where a…

Sleep Apnea Therapies without Using a CPAP

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Sleep Apnea alternative treaatments

If using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is not tolerable by you, you might be able to find a different type of airway pressure device that automatically adjusts the pressure while you’re sleeping. There is an alternative called the Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) machines which are also available. These machines provide more…

Sleep Apnea Risk Factors and Complications

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common affliction, although certain factors can increase your risk of being affected by it. Excess weight greatly increases the risk of developing apnea. Fat deposits in your airway can obstruct breathing and contribute. Large neck circumference might create narrower airways and apnea. A narrowed airway can be a genetic…

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Sleep deprivation treatment in Houston

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

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Sleep deprivation treatment in Houston

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,…