If you have been told you have sleep apnea, you have likely heard of CPAP therapy as one of the most effective ways to treat sleep apnea.
Is it the right option for you?
There are some difficulties that come with CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It requires people to wear a mask while they sleep, and many people find this difficult.
CPAP therapy can make traveling inconvenient because it needs to be packed and brought wherever you go.
If you have sleep apnea, it might be tempting to leave it untreated. But if you do that, you are opening yourself to serious health risks, such as heart problems, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure.
If you don’t want CPAP therapy, there are other possibilities you can explore for sleep apnea treatment.
None of these will provide a quick fix to your sleep apnea, but you can try lifestyle changes to help lessen the severity of your sleep apnea. These include:
Talk to your doctor at ENT Institute about which treatment options for snoring or sleep apnea would be best for you if you are in the Atlanta area, from Lawrenceville to Alpharetta.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.