When you have sleep apnea, you may not immediately recognize the fact that there is a slew of symptoms that comes with this sleep disorder. Instead, you will simply recognize one or more of those symptoms, which you may initially attempt to treat. However, over time, it may become clear to you that you’re treating the symptom of something, which means the actual issue is continuing to exist! What is it? Well, if you’re dealing with common side effects of sleep apnea, it’s time to come in to see our Livonia, MI team to discuss whether you require treatment for a sleep disorder! Don’t hesitate (and learn more to get started).
When the topic of sleep apnea comes up, our Livonia, MI team is aware that it’s not always the easiest of topics for individuals to understand right off the bat. It’s not necessarily that it’s a confusing topic but that it is certainly one patients are not informed about or that they make an assumption about here and there. To ensure you are clear on the details behind this sleep disorder (so you receive the sleep apnea treatment you need, if this issue is impacting your sleep), we’re here to help! Consider common misconceptions and the truth behind them, so you know just what’s what!
In case you didn’t already notice, fall is headed our way! As we bid goodbye to the lovely warmth and sunshine-y nature of summer, our Livonia, MI community also offers a very happy, excited welcome to autumn and all of the magic that it brings! While there’s a lot to enjoy, it may have suddenly struck you that this seasonal change could potentially get in the way of your currently effective sleep disorder treatment. What to do, you ask? Consider our tips and you’ll be just fine!
It’s always worth reminding our patients that there are multiple factors involved in improving sleep. First, there’s ensuring you’re able to fall asleep. Next, there’s treating the actual source of what is causing you to wake up, once you’ve gotten there. As for snoring or sleep apnea, remember that we offer sleep treatment to help you maintain consistent breathing throughout the night, so extreme snoring or choking does not occur! As for those details that will allow you to drift off to your dreams and actually make use of the therapy we provide? Today, our Livonia, MI team offers quick tips that follow your senses!
You know that you may have sleep apnea and you also know that if this is the case, the tissues in your throat are collapsing as you sleep. Naturally, the result is that there are multiple times each night (hundreds, actually) when you stop breathing. This, obviously, is not good for your health in any way! With that said, however, you may hear this sleep disorder referred to as OSA or obstructive sleep apnea, which causes you a bit of confusion. Are there other types? Is this issue identical to snoring or not? Allow our Livonia, MI team to clear up the details, so you feel more confident distinguishing between concerns and treating those that affect you!
You may have sleep apnea. You may also have hypertension. What you may not have is the background information to make the connection between these two problems. The fact of the matter is, if you’re dealing with nightly, interrupted sleep due to this sleep disorder and it goes on untreated for a while, high blood pressure often develops as a side effect. Does that mean your sleeping concern is the only contributing factor? Not necessarily. However, making sure you see the relationship between these issues (and hopefully taking steps to address your sleep with our Livonia, MI team) is certainly something to consider!
You may have lots of questions about what’s causing your sleep apnea and whether you definitely require sleep apnea treatment. Of course, if you’re experiencing this sleep disorder, it is always to your benefit to begin treatment ASAP, so you can breathe successfully and sleep soundly through the night. This impacts not only your daily energy but also your overall health. As for what’s going on behind the scenes to make the disorder happen? Well, it’s multifaceted. A visit with our Livonia, MI team may shed more light on your unique situation. For now, we’d like to answer some common questions that will be of help.
Do you have kiddos who are about to go back to school, once summer vacation wraps up? If so, you’ve been enjoying a much more relaxed schedule than the much more structured routine that comes with life when school is in session. With that said, we wonder: How has your sleep been this summer? Perhaps you have made note of some things that have caused you to think you might be dealing with a sleep disorder that could really use treatment from our Livonia, MI team! Not to worry, whether you just have an instinct or a pretty solid idea about what’s going on, we welcome you in for a consultation, so we can help you sort out the details (and get back to sleep).
Knowing you have sleep apnea is the most important part to dealing with it. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from its symptoms don’t realize that they do, or that there’s a need for treatment to address their condition. At our Livonia, MI, office, we help patients deal with sleep apnea and enjoy deeper, more peaceful rest by offering custom-designed appliances that they can wear while they sleep. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have sleep apnea and can benefit from an appliance, then the first step should be to speak with a sleep expert at our office. (more…)
There are some worries that might be causing you to cling to fear, rather than come in for the help you think you might need for sleep apnea. For instance, you may wonder if you actually need sleep apnea treatment or if we will tell you that it’s probably something else. You worry that you’ll feel embarrassed or that you will have wasted our time (absolutely not true!), so you just don’t schedule a visit with our Livonia, MI team … even though you’d like to. Let us help you see that when you think you might need help, it’s worth setting up time to meet with us!