Sleep Apnea Metairie

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Metairie, LA

From Sleep Rite

If you’re struggling night after night to get some much-needed rest, you may have sleep apnea. If you think your disturbed sleep is because of sleep apnea, call Sleep Rite in Metairie at 888-375-3378. We can help.

Could I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea isn’t just an inconvenience. It’s a potentially dangerous disorder that affects many people. Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing several times during the night, resulting in the brain being deprived of precious oxygen. You may have sleep apnea if:

  • You’re chronically tired no matter how much sleep you get;
  • You wake up with a dry, sore throat or headaches;
  • You find it hard to stay awake when you’re driving;
  • You jerk awake, choking, gasping or snorting.

If you sleep with someone else, they may have complained that:

  • You’re constantly tossing and turning;
  • You’re irritable;
  • You snore like a freight train coming into the station;
  • You don’t seem to be as interested in sex as you used to be.

Ask yourself if any of this sounds familiar. If it does, you might have sleep apnea.

How Can I Know For Sure If I Have Sleep Apnea?

At the Sleep Rite center in Metairie, we can arrange for you to undergo a sleep study. The data that we collect will be sent to your family doctor, who will examine it and then confirm or reject a diagnosis of sleep apnea. The chances are good that if you recognized yourself in the above symptoms, the doctor will verify that you do indeed have sleep apnea. Then you can discuss how best to treat the disorder.

The sleep study is a simple, non-invasive procedure. Basically, you come to the Sleep Rite Center in Metairie, and try to sleep. A technologist will attach sensors to various parts of your body, and those sensors will deliver information to monitors. The procedure allows us to gather information about your heart rate, eye movement, breathing, muscle tone and brain waves. There’s no discomfort, and nothing to be afraid of.

How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?

Once you’re diagnosed, there are several treatment options available. The most common is CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. At night, you’ll wear a mask which will be connected to a special device that sends air into your nose and prevents your airways from closing. You might also wear an oral appliance that will help you to breathe more effectively and reduce your snoring. If your sleep apnea is due to a deviated septum or other facial condition, surgery may be recommended.

Don’t delay getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment. Getting help in for treating sleep apnea in Metairie is as easy as calling Sleep Rite at 888-375-3378, so don’t delay.