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Nothing Is Helping My Sleep Apnea: What Should I Do?

Nothing Is Helping My Sleep Apnea: What Should I Do?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects nearly one billion people around the globe. While there may be some comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your struggles to sleep soundly, it doesn’t really help with your frustration in finding an effective solution.

If you’ve tried different remedies for your sleep apnea, to no avail, we may have the answers you are looking for. Finding solutions for issues like sleep apnea is one of the primary goals at both South County Sleep Solutions and Prescott Sleep Solutions. Under the direction of Board Certified Sleep Physicians, Dr. Dana J. Rockey and his team work tirelessly with patients until they can lie down at night knowing they’re going to get good, restorative sleep.

In the following, we explore the different ways we approach sleep apnea, as well as the value of a customized treatment plan to fit your unique goals.

Treatments for sleep apnea

If you’re reading this, you understand the importance of treating your sleep apnea. Aside from losing sleep, OSA can lead to serious complications, such as high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, mental health issues and more.

To avoid the side effects of sleep apnea and to get the sleep you need, we offer several treatments for sleep apnea, including:

iNAP®

This device is one we’re particularly excited about, as it does away with the bulky equipment and noise of the traditional CPAP machines and their variations. With the iNAP, you place a small device in your mouth when you sleep that creates negative pressure to prevent your tongue and soft tissues from collapsing. The iNAP is small, comfortable, and rechargeable, making it ideal for people who travel.

Oral devices

Another solution for sleep apnea is using an oral appliance that keeps your airway open. Oral appliances are devices you place in your mouth before you go to bed that are much like mouthguards. These devices work by either moving your lower jaw forward or pressing your tongue down so it doesn’t slip backward, thereby obstructing your airway.

If you’re interested in this simpler approach to OSA, we can test each device to see which one delivers the best results in terms of sleeping and comfort.

NightLase® therapy

The huge advances in laser technologies have come to sleep apnea in the form of NightLase. With this system, we deliver laser energy into the tissues at the back of your throat — rest assured, they don’t harm the surface area. Instead, the energy heats the tissue below the surface, eliciting a collagen response.

Collagen is the protein in your body that’s responsible for all of the support in your tissues. By inviting more collagen in the tissues in the back of your throat, we can tighten them so that they don’t collapse when you sleep.

Finding your best sleep apnea treatment

We pride ourselves on working with each person to customize the best sleep apnea plan. We work patiently through the available treatment options to find the one that delivers the best results for your sleep apnea.

In addition to these treatments, we go a step further to help you address any lifestyle factors that may be exacerbating your sleep apnea. Losing weight, quitting smoking, adjusting your sleep practices — these are examples of lifestyle changes you can make that will greatly improve your sleep apnea.

If you’re frustrated with your sleep apnea, please call us today at 949-558-0554 in Newport Beach, California, or 928-235-6925 in Prescott, Arizona, to schedule a consultation. Or, you can send an email through our contact page to reach us.

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