Growing up most of us were given the same solid advice from grown-ups such as eat all your vegetables, don’t stand so close to the t.v., and make sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. And just like eating all of our veggies, getting enough sleep is critically important to our health. Without good sleep, we cannot properly perform daily tasks, we may suffer from headaches and irritability, and we run the risk of putting ourselves as well as other people in danger. Even though sleep plays a vital role in our physical and mental functionality, many Americans aren’t getting enough of it. It’s estimated that one in three adults in America isn’t getting enough sleep! One of the major reasons this is occurring is due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing repeatedly while they sleep and can be caused by various factors. There are many ways to treat this disorder; one of the most common ways to treat moderate to severe sleep apnea is with CPAP therapy.
A CPAP machine or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine is designed to blow pressurized air into the airway in order to keep the throat from collapsing, which is what occurs when a person suffers from obstructive sleep apnea. There are many different CPAP machines in Idaho Falls, but all of these machines are comprised of three main components:
People who use CPAP machines in Idaho Falls will notice positive results almost immediately following the adjustment period (one to two weeks). Some of the most common results experienced by patients who use a CPAP machine include, but are not limited to:
If you believe you or your partner may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, then an Idaho Falls CPAP machine may be the right treatment for you. However, wait until a sleep study has been performed by the sleep specialists at a sleep study center such as Comfort Sleep Solutions before purchasing a CPAP machine in Idaho Falls. If you are prescribed a CPAP machine this will most likely mean that based off of the results of your sleep study, the specialist was able to see that you are not getting enough oxygen to your lungs; the CPAP helps to push the air into the lungs as previously mentioned. Comfort Sleep Solutions can help you get properly fitted for the right CPAP machine and adjust the settings in order to make sure the machine is helping you get a more restful night’s sleep. If for some reason the CPAP machine you were fitted with isn’t working the right way or isn’t comfortable, let your sleep specialist know. He or she will make sure that you are fitted with the correct CPAP machine in Idaho Falls. Contact Comfort Sleep Solutions today to schedule a consultation to see if a CPAP machine is the right form of treatment for your sleep apnea.