Sleep Apnea Kenner
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Kenner, LA
From Sleep Rite
If you’re constantly tired no matter how much sleep you get, you could have a common condition called sleep apnea. It’s very prevalent and often goes undiagnosed, but it’s very treatable. If you think your exhaustion could be due to sleep apnea, there’s help in Kenner, LA from Sleep Rite. Call us at 888-375-3378 – we’ll help you get diagnosed, and then you can receive the treatment you need to achieve restful sleep.
What, Exactly is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is beyond just being an inconvenience. It doesn’t mean that you have insomnia, or that you’re just a bit restless, or that you could sleep better if only you had less stress in your life. With sleep apnea, you actually stop breathing while you sleep. This can happen dozens, or even hundreds, of times over the course of a typical night. The danger is that when you stop breathing, your brain isn’t getting oxygen. Ask yourself if any of this sounds familiar:
- No matter how long you sleep, you’re still tired;
- More than a few times, you’ve almost fallen asleep behind the wheel;
- You need to keep a glass of water on your nightstand because you’re constantly waking with a dry throat;
- You wake frequently, gasping for breath;
- You snore;
- You don’t much care anymore whether or not you have sex;
- You’re moody or even depressed.
If this sounds like you, it’s very likely that you have sleep apnea.
That Does Sound Like Me, But How Can I Be Sure?
Call the Sleep Rite center in Kenner to arrange for a sleep study. It usually only takes one night. We’ll put you in a comfortable room where you can sleep (or at least give it your best shot). One of our technologists will use sensors to connect you to monitoring equipment. Various functions will be analyzed, including your heart rhythm, eye movements, brain activity, muscle tone and breathing. The data that’s collected will be sent to your doctor, who will evaluate it in order to confirm or deny a diagnosis of sleep apnea. Once you know for sure, you’ll be able to discuss how to most effectively deal with the disorder.
What Treatments are Available?
There are several treatment options, depending on what’s caused the sleep apnea and the severity of the condition. The main thing is to stop the problem immediately, so most likely your doctor will recommend CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) as the first course of action. This means that as you sleep, you’ll be wearing a mask that’s linked to a machine that delivers air into your nose so that you don’t stop breathing. Then you’ll consider the cause of the sleep apnea. If you’re overweight, and that’s a very common cause, obviously you’re going to have to go on a diet. If you have a deviated septum or other condition that’s creating the problem, you may need surgery. So, CPAP in the short term, and then you work on the underlying cause.
The main thing is to get a diagnosis so you can begin treatment. Call Sleep Rite for sleep apnea treatment in Kenner, LA today at 888-375-3378. You won’t regret it!