During normal sleep your muscles maintain the upper airway. If the muscles begin to relax it can lead to obstruction and narrowing of the throat. • In some people partial narrowing causes snoring and reduced air-flow and if complete obstruction occurs breathing is prevented. This is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). • If you suspect OSA see your doctor for an evaluation.
Signs Of Sleep Apnea
• snoring with pauses in breathing (apnea) • excessive daytime sleepiness • gasping/choking during sleep • restless sleep • problem with mental function • poor judgement/can’t focus • memory loss • quick to anger • high blood pressure • nighttime chest pain • depression • excess weight • large neck circumference (>17” in men, >16” in women) • airway crowding • morning headaches • sexual problems • frequent trips to the bathroom at night
The Treatment of Sleep Apnea
The treatment of choice is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The CPAP unit pressure is set specifically to each person’s needs, preventing collapse of the airway or throat. A CPAP mask is held in place by head gear. Tubing goes from the mask to the CPAP unit providing constant flow of air to the mask.
The best treatment for symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea is a system know as continuous positive airflow pressure (CPAP). It is safe and effective in sleep apnea patients of all ages, including children. CPAP can provide significant health and quality of life benefits. Ask us how.
The MEDability CPAP Service Guarantee
Your time is valuable and we respect that. All client's are offered a one hour initial setup and consultation with unlimited mask fittings and adjustments. We are committed to zero wait times.
Factory Trained CPAP Consultants on staff: Our Respiratory staff is available on site for CPAP mask fittings; trouble shooting of equipment and respiratory related equipment services Monday through Friday.