Different Types of Treatments to Cure Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder where disruption of sleep cycles occurs due to pause in breathing as the upper respiratory tract closes and the concentration of carbon dioxide increases in blood. The brain then sends particular stimulus to wake up and the person starts to breathe via mouth to regain the required amount of oxygen level in blood.Check weblink

The disorder is only diagnosed when the hindrance in breathing occurs five times in one hour. The pause in breathing is called apnea and can occur more than hundred times every night. The problem can be diagnosed via a sleep test or polysomnogram.

Treatment and remedies of the disorder

There are certain therapies, devices and surgeries that can cure the disorder.

  1. Therapies

  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) masks can work like a miracle for those who have moderate to extreme sleep apnea. The air pressure developed in the machine can be extremely helpful to overcome the problem by opening the upper airway duct and preventing apnea or snoring. The masks can be uncomfortable to sleep with. Sometimes patients feel claustrophobic.

  • Auto-CPAP adjusts the air pressure automatically.

  • Bi-PAP are the machines that have units to supply bi-level positive pressure which means when the patient inhales it will deliver more pressure and when he or she will exhale it will deliver less pressure.

  • EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) is a single use small device that is placed over the nostril. The valve in the units allows the movement of the air freely but when exhaled the air needs to pass through small holes which keeps the airway open.

  • Oral devices keep the jaws forward and open the throat. This device is easy to use but less effective and can be used for mild sleep apnea.

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