I am sure most of us, at least once in a lifetime, have joked about somebody who we have encountered snoring. Snoring can definitely be a good laugh and the best thing is you can enjoy the laughter as the person in subject is not even aware of the amusement caused by their action. However, have you ever come across incidents and stories in which snoring or an advanced form of snoring, something known as sleep apnea Idaho Falls could cost a life?
It sounds scary, but the fact is that I have personally known a person who was suffering from sleep apnea in Idaho Falls and had gone through series of incidents before they were formally diagnosed. John Kelly was diagnosed with sleep apnea in Idaho Falls when he was bewildered by his sudden sleep. One moment he would feel absolutely refreshing and full of energy and the very next day he would be told that he was found sleeping. In the beginning he did not believe what people were saying and sometimes he did not known that he was actually sleeping after he woke up from deep sleep. He was specifically worried after one major incident which happened with him due to sleep apnea.
John used to drive to work every day. He used to take the same roads every single day and was very accustomed to driving this route. He was a guy full of energy and often enjoyed music while driving. One day he was surprised, when he was driving on the other side of the road. When he realized what was happening, he abruptly stopped his car when he heard people honking at him. It took him a while to realize that he had taken the wrong turn while he fell asleep. When he was asked if he was sleeping and driving, he replied that he wasn’t aware that he had fallen asleep and was not even tired. Luckily it wasn’t rush hour and he did not get into trouble. However, this incident actually made him think of what was going on and he wanted to investigate his condition in detail.
Before he could find time to visit the doctor he experienced yet another sleep apnea incident. This time it was even more serious when he found himself on the farm. John planned to visit his aunt who had a huge farm. That day he had almost reached his farmhouse when he fell asleep behind the wheel. When he woke up he was about to slam into a brick wall of a house. This time his experience was different. He felt that he had been sleeping for a long time, but when he saw he had just driven a couple of yards. After this incident, John visited the doctor and was termed to be suffering from sleep apnea Idaho Falls where he was given effective treatment.
If you know somebody who is suffering from snoring or sleep apnea then you can help them by letting them know to what extent they have been sleeping and how deep their sleep is. Snoring and sleep apnea are two different things and should not be confused. Snoring is generally harmless and is caused by obstruction of the breathing pattern, whereas sleep apnea can have an adverse effect.
Many people become the center of attention due to their snoring problem, however, if you or your partner is having irregular sleeping pattern due to snoring, this can affect your health indirectly. People who often suffer from sleep apnea also suffer from sleep deprivation. Since the body hasn’t been able to relax enough it looks for some other moment for relaxation which comes in the form of sudden sleep.
There are various ways of treating sleep apnea in Idaho Falls. Before deciding on the kind of treatment it is better to access your own condition. This can be done by the patient himself or it can be done by a doctor at his office which is the first step of treating sleep apnea in Idaho Falls.
After the self-assessment, the doctor would be able to tell you whether you are a mild or severe sufferer of sleep apnea in Idaho Falls or if you need more specific ways to treat sleep apnea in Idaho Falls. If you are a mild sufferer then even minor lifestyle changes can make a vast amount of difference. Here are a few lifestyle changes that might help you.
If your symptoms are more severe, then doctors would follow a variety of therapies for treating sleep apnea, Idaho Falls. Following are few of the treatments and medications which are prescribed.
Surgery is the last option for treating sleep apnea in Idaho Falls and is usually undertaken by people who do not find any relief by lifestyle changes and any of the above devices. Surgery aims at opening up the airway by enlarging the nose and throat so that it gets more space for breathing. This can be done by removal of tissues, jaw re-positioning, nasal surgery and removal of tonsillitis, and implanting. Before surgery is conducted the patient is monitored for at least 3 months. The doctor will then assess what kind of surgery would be required and what the repercussions are. Since there are different kinds of surgeries available the patient along with the doctor can select which would be the best option.