Suffering From Sleep Apnea? This New Treatment May Be the Answer
It is estimated that 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea and there are some who don't even know that they have it.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects the breathing when a person is asleep.
There are three forms of it, and some are more severe than others, but if you snore loudly when you sleep, or if you are tired after a full night of rest, you may have sleep apnea.
Most people who suffer from sleep apnea are treated with a device called a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. This device keeps a steady flow of air from the nose into the throat so that the throat muscle doesn't relax. If not, it can close the wind pipe and become obstructed, thus cutting off the air supply.
Sometimes the CPAP doesn't work for the sufferer for various reasons and they must try other methods of relief. The newest form of treatment for sleep apnea, called Inspire Therapy maybe be an alternative and potentially a better way to solve sleep apnea.
More and more doctors are becoming trained in Inspire Therapy, and it could be the key to a good night's sleep for some.