Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Most commonly, the cause of sleep apnea is due to an obstruction of the upper airway. This condition, obstructive sleep apnea, does not have a recognized cure but can effectively be treated to manage symptoms and decrease any long-term effects to health.

Although sleep therapy treatment depends on your individual cause and severity of sleep apnea symptoms, sleep apnea treatment can vary from changes to your lifestyle, dental appliances, surgery, or the gold standard of treatment – CPAP therapy.

Choosing A Healthy Lifestyle

The choice to maintain a healthy lifestyle has been shown to have a positive effect on many medical conditions, including decreasing the severity of your obstructive sleep apnea. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle by:

  • Losing weight
  • Picking foods that create a well-balanced diet
  • Quitting smoking and/or drinking alcohol
  • Exercising on a regular basis

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment – CPAP Therapy

Out of all treatment options, the most popular and effective sleep apnea treatment is CPAP treatment. Using a CPAP mask, a quiet and gentle airflow will keep the airway open and prevent the throat from collapsing during sleep.

CanSleep Services has Registered Therapists ready to work with you to optimize your CPAP treatment, and can offer a one-month CPAP Evaluation. For more information about CPAP Therapy, get in touch with us at 604.468.5854. Our office is easily accessible to the Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Langley, Surrey, and/or Abbotsford areas.

Dental Appliances

For those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, dental appliances can be used to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea or as a snoring treatment.

Dr.Halstrom, a certified dental professional trained in sleep medicine, provides in-office dental appliance fittings right here at CanSleep Services. Please contact us should you have questions regarding dental appliances.

Positional Retraining

Certain sleep positions can result in loud snoring or obstruction of the upper airway. CanSleep can provide you with comfortable sleep aids that will assist in modifying your current sleep position and help you begin to create healthy sleep patterns.

Surgery

Occasionally, your doctor may refer you to a Registered Sleep Specialist for consultation on a possible surgery to repair an obstructed airway.

For more information on sleep apnea treatments in your area, please call CanSleep at 604.468.5854 or [complete our online form…].

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