Apart from daytime fatigue, few people are aware of the fact that they suffer from sleep apnea. Usually, someone else will point out that they snore loudly and gasp for air. As such, a diagnosis can be quite traumatic.
Implants and surgery should only be considered in selected cases.
CPAP machines are used with breathing masks and suitable for treating moderate to severe sleep apnea. Some masks fit snugly over the nose, while cover the nose and/ or mouth. The machine supplies continuously or intermittently flowing pressurized air into the throat, thus preventing the airway from collapsing.
Oral appliances treat the snoring aspect of sleep apnea. Similar to a sports mouth guard, the mandibular device or other wisely known as oral appliance pulls the lower jaw forward ever so slightly to keep the airway open, preventing the muscles and tongue from collapsing backwards into the throat.
The specific sleep apnea treatment will depend on the cause. Some of these lifestyle changes that might benefit you, include:
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