Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is seen as chronic, so it’s a condition you will have to deal with for a long time – if not your lifetime. However, using a CPAP machine doesn’t have to be on the agenda. Some alternate treatment options work for a select few and can be recommended by your dentist as well as your doctor! Today, we’ll explore oral appliance therapy, its dental devices, and, of course, continuous positive airway pressure.
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A sleep apnea tonsillectomy is a one-time surgical procedure that can help some sleep apnea patients avoid nightly CPAP treatments. As someone who suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), how do you know if removing the tonsils and/or adenoids is a sensible option for you? How might it alleviate OSA symptoms? And isn’t that a pediatric surgery? Stick with us as we dive into the details to help you determine if a tonsillectomy could be an option for you. It may be worth a conversation with your doctor or sleep specialist.
Sleep apnea patients are usually prescribed CPAP therapy, which immediately brings images of wearing a CPAP mask and being hooked up to a CPAP machine to mind. Sure, it’s the gold standard, but not everyone can stand the [continuous positive airway] pressures that come with this type of treatment. Luckily, there’s eXcite OSA; a product that Aeroflow Sleep now offers our newest patients who hate CPAP.
Sleep apnea, GERD, and other sleep disorders are often found together. There is a relationship, for example, between GERD and insomnia. There is also a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia. So, is there a link between sleep apnea and GERD?
In 2019, ResMed published an article with the title: More Than 936 Million Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea [OSA] Worldwide. It was a figure – backed by research found in Lancet Respiratory Medicine’s literature review – that provoked physicians to “step up their efforts.” After all, the new data suggested the World Health Organization (WHO) was off by a number nearly 10 times greater than its estimate of 100 million people. Fast-forward to 2022...
The benefits of CPAP machines are numerous and well worth adjusting to the headgear! Today, Aeroflow Sleep is offering up a refresher for experienced sleep apnea patients asking themselves something like, “Ugh, why am I still doing this?” This is also an excellent overview for newcomers curious about the health benefits of CPAP therapy. Bolster your resolve, and let all of this information sink in as you commit (or recommit) to your CPAP therapy regimen.
If you have sleep apnea, then you probably have PAP supplies; this could include a CPAP machine, APAP machine, or BiPAP machine, plus its CPAP mask and accessories. These essentials can come with a major price tag though. That’s why Aeroflow Sleep is dedicated to finding you the best deals possible by working with your insurance provider, and that’s not all. Now, you can get a quote before you order!
Sleep apnea oxygen levels can be a source of anxiety for those who have sleep apnea (or suspect it). We’d like to help you address those concerns, so today we’ll be talking about how oxygen levels relate to the most common form of apnea - obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
We’ll explore the two ways that sleep apnea causes low oxygen levels. We’ll also touch on what normal oxygen levels are during sleep. Finally, we’ll explain why oxygen desaturation is so detrimental to your health, and what you can do about it. Stay with us - we’re here to help!
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the gold standard for treating sleep apnea. Sleep apnea patients stop breathing during sleep, and CPAP therapy keeps that from happening. It opens your upper airways by gently pushing pressurized air from a CPAP machine to a CPAP mask worn within or around the nose and sometimes over your mouth while you sleep.
What controls your CPAP pressure level though, and therefore your breathing, is CPAP titration. Sounds like a pretty fancy term…but it really isn’t! Today, Aeroflow Sleep will fully define what CPAP titration is, how it's measured, what that costs, plus 3 ways using auto titrating benefits you. That way, you’ll know exactly why this fancy word is so important to your sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea brain fog is definitely a whole mood - albeit a bad one. Do you frequently feel generally sluggish, or just not like your normal self? You may be wondering if underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the culprit.
Brain fog is a common symptom of sleep apnea since people with untreated OSA don’t get enough sleep. When you wake up several times during the night, feeling a bit addled in the AM is pretty understandable! Hang in there with us and we’ll explain how the two relate.