Sleep Therapy and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Therapy and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Therapy and Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, which we are accustomed to hear frequently and can be defined as respiratory arrest during sleep, is one of the most common sleep disorders.

Insomnia, also known as insomnia, is one of the most common sleep disorders, while sleep apnea syndrome is the second.

Sleep apnea can be defined as the cessation of breathing during sleep.

In sleep apnea syndrome, temporary suffocation that lasts for a few seconds may be experienced during sleep. At the moment of suffocation, the oxygen level in the blood drops and the brain awakens. It awakens the body to inform the cessation of brain respiratory functions.

People with sleep apnea problems may wake up several times a night, and people whose sleep is often interrupted cannot remember the next day. This situation causes a feeling of fatigue and weakness in the person in repetitive time periods.

Although the cause of sleep apnea is not known exactly, some conditions that may lead to sleep apnea are;

Disturbances related to another sleep disorder
Diseases related to upper respiratory tract
Drug use
Substance abuse
Being overweight
Enlarged adenoids (nasal flesh)
Sleep apnea syndrome should be investigated in people who think that they have slept for sufficient time and get tired and who are sluggish and sleepy during the day.

Sleep apnea is a common and treatable sleep disorder.

If you have problems such as fatigue, extreme irritability, high blood pressure, depression, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, uncontrollable obesity; The cause may be sleep apnea that you don't notice

It can also be defined as the air inlet and outlet falling by 20% and even below the normal value for at least 20 seconds in sleep state. These pauses in breathing during sleep reduce the amount of oxygen in the blood and in this case the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood increases.

Your breathing can be interrupted hundreds of times during the night and therefore you will experience problems such as snoring, difficult breathing, and even waking up. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious life-threatening health problems, including heart diseases, within 10--20 years.

Treatment Methods
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that needs to be treated. The treatment varies according to the type of apnea, the depth of the apnea and the characteristics of the person's respiratory tract.


An "air machine" called CPAP is one of these treatment methods. The mask connected to this device is attached to the patient and transmits to the compressed air determined by the doctor.


The device is used during the night and compressed air prevents the airways from closing. In this way, the patient does not experience problems such as breathing stops in his sleep and his sleep pattern becomes better.

In addition, people with sleep apnea are recommended to make changes in their lifestyle. It is extremely important for people to make lifestyle changes to reduce snoring and improve your sleep apnea symptoms.

He advises people with snoring or sleep apnea syndrome to quit smoking and alcohol, to control their weight, to exercise regularly, to not eat heavy meals just before sleep, to sleep in a side position, but they provide simple suggestions that make their lives easier.

For some patients, a special apparatus is prepared by the dentist to open the airway by pushing the lower jaw forward.

Finally, in case of negative results of the above treatment options in sleep apnea syndrome, or in cases where the throat structures (nasal flesh, small tongue) obstruct the airway, an operation can be planned in the throat to reduce or eliminate the tissues that constrict the airway during sleep.


In addition, as Medisam Medical, we bring sleep apnea test to your home with our home sleep apnea test service!
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