Many people have tried to stop their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a CPAP device. While effective, the device is often uncomfortable and cumbersome. Fortunately, we help people in Houston, TX, rest easier with a more comfortable and precise solution. In today’s blog, we’re talking about how our personalized sleep solutions help improve your ability to rest easy a night.
The Causes of Sleep Apnea
A sleep apnea episode means the soft issues in the back of your mouth and in your throat become too relaxed at night, collapsing and blocking airflow. You stop breathing for a brief moment, until the brain registers a drop in oxygen and wakes you. Typically, people have no memory of being woken, and this cycle repeats hundreds of times a night. You can’t sleep properly and remain exhausted during the day. Factors behind sleep apnea include, but are not limited to, neck circumference, sinus issues or a deviated septum, allergy troubles, age (55 and older represent high risk), obesity, and excessive alcohol consumption. Often, taking steps to address these risk factors can limit your chances of developing the disorder.
Symptoms To Watch For
The symptoms sleep apnea sufferers report include chronic snoring, daytime drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, issues staying awake behind the wheel, trouble focusing on tasks at work or school, and moodiness. Waking in the night choking or gasping for breath may also be reported. If you find these symptoms similar to your experience, then let us know. We will send you home with a unique sleep test that monitors you as you rest in your own bed. We then look at the results, which note blood oxygen levels, breathing exertion, and apneic episodes. Don’t ignore these symptoms, talk to our team right away.
Our Sleep Solutions
If we find you may benefit from treatment, we will create a custom-made sleep solution. An oral appliance, the device will look and fit much like a mouthguard. However, the device is designed to help keep airways open by repositioning the jaw. People then enjoy a night of deep, uninterrupted rest, without soft tissue collapsing and blocking airflow. We may also discuss changes to your bedtime routine, such as sleeping on your side, maintaining a sleep schedule, and avoiding alcohol or caffeine before bed. If you have any questions about diagnosing OSA, or if you think you’ll benefit from our custom-made oral appliances, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Difficulties Sleeping?
A good night’s rest is crucial for enjoying optimal quality of life. If you would like to discuss our treatment options, or undergo a diagnosis, our team can help. To help you find the solution to your snoring or related disorders, please call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.