Treating Sleep Apnea & Other Sleeping Disorders in Raleigh, Cary & The Greater Triangle Area
Sleep apnea is one of the more common and disruptive sleeping disorders. It is estimated that one in every five adults suffers from minor obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can be dangerous to an individual’s health, but can also be disruptive to the sleep of other household members, as one of the more common symptoms is heavy snoring (generally with pauses in breathing).
Although anyone can develop sleep apnea, there are some groups that are higher risk, including:
- Overweight individuals
- Males of any age
- Women later in life (~55 and older)
- Individuals with heart conditions
- Children who have restless sleep or snore, and with a family history of obstructive sleep apnea
While there are surgical procedures and alternative dental devices that can improve sleep apnea, a less intrusive, yet effective method for treating apnea involves a CPAP machine.
Using CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea in Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary & Beyond
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is one of the most common and effective treatments for sleep apnea. CPAP helps a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe easily during sleep.
CPAP machines increase air pressure into the throat so airways do not collapse when breathing in. A CPAP machine will generally consist of a mask that covers your nose and mouth, sometimes with nasal ‘pillows’ or prongs that fit against the nostrils.
Some of the benefits of wearing a CPAP machine for sleep apnea include:
- Improved quality of sleep, less fragmented sleep
- Decreased snoring so you and others in your household can sleep
- Decrease in high blood pressure
- Relief of daytime sleepiness
- Keeps airways open during sleep
If you are ready to consider CPAP for sleep apnea treatment, check out our products page for CPAP machines from leading medical providers.