Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps You Rest Easy
The increase in awareness of sleep apnea has led our own Dr. Cindy Wolt to become an expert in treating the condition. The majority of people who snore have sleep apnea, although most don’t know it. This is dangerous because when undiagnosed, sleep apnea can lead to cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, or even obesity and depression.
People who suffer from sleep apnea stop breathing for several seconds at a time throughout the night, disrupting their sleep and affecting the supply of oxygen to the blood. Treatment typically includes behavior therapy for mild cases, while more serious cases may require an oral appliance to keep the airway open or even an air pump (called a CPAP) to pump air into the throat.