Medical Treatment for Sleep Apnea
If the solutions presented above have failed to give you the right results, then you should seek out professional medical help because it is likely that you have central or complex sleep apnea as opposed to just obstructive sleep apnea.
Treatments for sleep apnea have improved greatly in the last few years and, more often than not, doctors have been known to cure sleep apnea. Common medical treatments for sleep apnea include dealing with the health problem causing sleep apnea, using supplemental oxygen, and employing breathing instruments.
Using CPAP to Counter Sleep Apnea
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure and is a mask like machine that keeps your breathing passage open by increasing air flow in it. It is extremely useful in dealing with obstructive sleep apnea. While the traditional CPAP machine is as big as a tissue box, technological advancements have resulted in Provent, a type of CPAP machine that is much smaller and can be fitted over the nostrils.
While a little more expensive, Provent has known to improve the lives of many sleep apnea patients which is why you should consider it seriously. If you are not comfortable with your CPAP device initially then you would need to give yourself time to get accustomed to it. You can improve your chances of becoming comfortable by doing other things such as fitting it properly, customizing it, using a humidifier, employing a nasal decongestant, and keeping the machine clean.
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