Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments

What is Sleep Apnea? Causes Of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep Apnea, or sleep disordered breathing is a serious health condition that affects roughly more than 20 million people. Experiencing unnaturally long pauses or very shallow breaths while asleep are common symptoms of sleep apnea. There are varying forms of sleep apnea, and each will require different treatment.

It is common belief that sleep apnea is simply a product of snoring; however, there is much more to understanding the causes of sleep disordered breathing. has many articles below that will help educate you on sleep apnea symptoms and treatments.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea And Treatment Options

While loud snoring is one of the major sleep apnea symptoms, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Many people have sleep apnea symptoms for years before getting it diagnosed. Sufferers of this form of sleep disordered breathing usually feel tired, even after a full night's sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common kind of sleep disordered breathing, can lead to serious medical issues if left untreated, including an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Sleep apnea treatment can only be prescribed if your symptoms are pinpointed. This can be difficult to pinpoint if you are sleeping alone, however there are sleep centers that provide evaluation and other home solutions are available to determine symptoms of sleep apnea. Once determined, a common sleep apnea treatment may be suggested such as the CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure).

Articles on Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments

Put An End To Your Snoring

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments, Snoring 101

Snoring may be a minor nuisance or a serious health risk or relationship breaker. In this article you will learn about some of the more common snoring causes and snoring rememdies.

Snoring may be as little as an occasional rumble to a consistent hair-raising thunder show. The cause, however, is always the same, according to Rochelle Goldberg, MD, President of the American Sleep Apnea Society: “tissue vibration as air forces through your airway.” In other words, snoring happens when air cannot flow freely through your airway when you sleep.

Provent Therapy – A New Sleep Apnea Treatment: It’s CPAP Therapy Without The Mask Or Machine

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments, Snoring 101

Always sleepy because of your sleep apnea symptoms, but hate wearing your CPAP? The options for sleep apnea treatment and snoring sufferers has evolved significantly in the past ten years. A quick online search for snoring and sleep apnea treatment options will yield results that range from simple diet modifications and special pillows through nasal strips, different surgical procedures as well as the use of devices such as the CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines. All of these sleep apnea treatment options have one main objective: to keep the airway passages in your throat open so that they do not vibrate against each other as they relax during sleep causing the snoring sound.

Minimally Invasive Pillar Procedure Treats Snoring Problems And Sleep Apnea Symptoms Effectively

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments, Snoring 101

A snoring problem is annoying, but even worse, its associated with serious health risks.

The good news is that snoring is treatable. While many treatment options are available, surgery is often considered a last resort. However, one form of surgery, the Pillar Procedure is a minimally non-invasive technique used to treat snoring problems as well as mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms. It’s quick – 20 minutes or less, can be done in a doctor or dentist’s office and you can usually resume your normal activities the same day.

Polysomnography Sleep Study – Everything You Need To Know

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments, Snoring 101, Uncategorized

What is Polysomnography?

Polysomnography, the most common type of sleep study, is a test used to determine sleep patterns in people with sleeping disorders by recording brain waves during sleep, oxygen levels in the blood heart rate and breathing patterns. The test is normally performed in a hospital or at a sleep study center where professionals can monitor patients overnight in order to diagnose sleeping disorders.

OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is More Than Loud Snoring: Consider CPAP Therapy

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Apnea Symptoms & Treatments, Snoring 101

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one out of the two forms of Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a disorder defined by long pauses in breathing or shallow breaths that occur during sleep. The result of this sleep-disordered breathing is insufficient air reaching the lungs, which can cause the sleeper to wake up gasping for breath.