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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Spokane

Sleep Apnea can be a life-threatening disease if left untreated. Researchers estimate that 26% of people in the United States aged 30 to 70 years have sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea can present with multiple symptoms including loud snoring, sudden stopping of breathing or gasping for air, morning headaches, and daytime sleepiness to name a few. Your healthcare provider may make an evaluation based on your symptoms and sleep history, followed by a diagnosis. We’re happy to partner with your medical provider to ensure you get the care you need and will process your medical insurance for your convenience.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a nighttime disorder that can cause pauses in breathing or shallow breathing—both of which make it hard for your body to get the oxygen it needs. Your body may then rouse you out of sleep without you realizing it, completely depriving you of a solid night’s rest. It’s stressful, hard on the heart, and can also make it impossible for your partner to get rest, too. Sleep apnea often results from airway obstruction, with potential exacerbations if you’re overweight or have other obstruction issues.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

There are many indicators of sleep apnea. The symptoms of sleep apnea include:

Snoring – One of the most well-known symptoms of sleep apnea is loud snoring. Snoring can occur when the airway becomes partially blocked.

Trouble breathing while sleeping – Another key symptom of sleep apnea is difficulty breathing while sleeping. This can manifest as pauses in breathing or gasping for air.

Fatigue – Lastly, people with sleep apnea often wake up feeling fatigued and may struggle to stay alert during the day. This can impact daily activities such as work, driving, and socializing.

Spokane Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Once diagnosed, sleep apnea treatment can include a variety of treatment options from new oral health habits to appliance therapy. Often times, our Myofunctional Therapist can recommend an exercise to help improve nasal breathing. If a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine had been recommended in the past and you find you are intolerant, we’ll work with you to identify the best, least invasive solution to a solid night’s rest.