Sleep Apnea New Orleans
Sleep Apnea Treatment in New Orleans, LA
From Sleep Rite
There are few things more frustrating than not getting a good night’s sleep. It makes your life difficult, and if you’re sleeping with a partner, your sleep issues will affect them as well. Much of the time, disturbed sleep is due to sleep apnea. Call us in New Orleans for sleep apena treatment at 888-375-3378, and we’ll work with you on a diagnosis and treatment options.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is beyond inconvenient – it’s actually a serious disorder, with the potential to be dangerous. With sleep apnea, your breathing is disrupted as you sleep. You may actually stop breathing hundreds of times during the night. If you sleep alone, you may notice the following symptoms:
- You wake up gasping or choking;
- You’re tired during the day;
- You have headaches and/or a sore throat in the morning;
- You’re drowsy when driving.
If you sleep with a partner, you’ve probably been informed that:
- You toss, turn and kick;
- Your sex drive isn’t what it used to be;
- You’re cranky
- Your loud snoring is making them crazy.
If any of this sounds familiar, the problem could be sleep apnea.
How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?
At the Sleep Rite center in New Orleans, the first step will be to conduct a sleep study. This requires you to spend a night at the center under the supervision of a technologist who will monitor your breathing, heart rate, eye movement, brain waves and muscle tone while you sleep. There will be no discomfort; it’s all done with sensors placed on your body that deliver information to monitoring equipment.
Don’t worry if you have trouble sleeping at our facility – it’s all about collecting data that our physicians can analyze and then deliver to your doctor. Your physician will then determine if you have sleep apnea. Chances are that if you displayed the symptoms we described, a diagnosis of sleep apnea will follow, and you’ll be able to move on to discussing treatment options.
What Treatments are Available?
Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, there are several options available, including:
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which is the most common treatment, in which you wear a mask that is connected to a machine that delivers air into your nose, keeping your airways open;
Night-time oral appliances that are designed to reduce snoring and allow you to breathe more easily;
A diet that is designed to help you lose weight (many sleep apnea sufferers are overweight);
Surgery to correct a deviated septum or other facial problems that could result in sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is not to be taken lightly – it can be a very real threat to your health. There is help available, so contact Sleep Rite in New Orleans for sleep apnea treatment at 888-375-3378. We’re here to help.