Do you wake up in the morning feeling as if you got no restful sleep? Do you find that you have a hard time focusing and are falling asleep on your drive home from work? If you experience either of these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea and not even know it. The physicians at ENT Specialists are here to talk about new sleep apnea treatment known as inspire and how it may help you with this common problem.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
When you suffer from sleep apnea, your tongue falls back against the soft tissues of your throat and restricts breathing while you sleep. When this happens, the person must wake up enough that they are able to take a breath again which leaves them feeling as if they didn’t get a restful night sleep in the morning. Sleep apnea makes it difficult for patients to fall into a deep, restful nights’ sleep and can cause some serious issues if the problem is left untreated.
Sleep Apnea Causes
If you suffer from sleep apnea and don’t take the steps necessary to treat it, you could find yourself facing some serious health problems down the road. Some of those problems include:
– Higher risk of heart disease
– Memory loss
– & More
Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment
Many people who suffer from sleep apnea are first given a CPAP machine that will help them breathe through the night. This isn’t the most effective treatment for everybody though. There is a new technology that is now available to patients; called Inspire. This is a small device that is placed just under your skin to help keep you breathing at night on your own. This is a natural approach to the problem and is an outpatient procedure. This small device will stimulate your airway muscles to open up so you can breathe while you sleep. This sleep apnea treatment has proven to be life changing for many patients who suffer from sleep apnea. This device doesn’t just help to keep you breathing at night, but it has been shown that Inspire will also greatly reduce the amount of snoring that happens at night as well.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
If you have been struggling with sleep apnea and the CPAP machine hasn’t worked well for you, you may be a good candidate for Inspire sleep apnea treatment. Patients have to meet certain criteria before they will know whether or not this is the best course of treatment for them. Dr. Kevin Wilson at ENT Specialists is the first surgeon in the Salt Lake Valley to perform this life changing procedure. If you are wondering whether or not this is the right fit for you, the first step is to consult with Dr. Wilson. You will find that you are in the best hands possible when you choose us for your sleep apnea treatment. Schedule your appointment today!