Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment in Orem UT
Our sleep is vital to our health. It is unfortunate that people who suffer from broken sleep are often unaware of it. Snoring and sleep apnea are two fairly common conditions that often cause restless, broken sleep without ever fully waking the patient up. When the patient has difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, has difficulty concentrating, is tired, and has morning headaches, the result is sleep apnea and snoring. While snoring and sleep apnea can have a negative impact on quality of life, we are able to effectively treat them.
3 Types of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) and mixed sleep apnea are the three varieties of sleep apnea. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of OSA and CSA. OSA is by far the most frequent variety.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
During sleep, the muscles in the throat relax, resulting in the airway becoming constricted. The brain senses that it is not receiving enough oxygen and signals the body to wake up and take a breath. During this moment of waking, which is frequently too brief to be remembered, the body is awakened.
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
With CSA, there is a breakdown in communication between the brain and heart, rather than a blocked airway. Normally, the brain and heart work together to keep the appropriate oxygen level via air flow monitoring. The brain does not send a message to breathe to breathing muscles with CSA.
With mixed sleep apnea, interrupted breathing is caused both by an obstructed airway and by the lack of signal to breathe.
Snoring Treatment Near Me
Are you interested in snoring treatment? Are you possibly suffering from sleep apnea? Never ignore your sleep apnea condition. Contact our office today to make your appointment, and discuss your treatment options.