Sleep apnea is a state where a person undergoes intervals where his breathing ends. It is characterized by a person getting the breath during sleep or waking up in sweat and trying to recover breathing. Many who suffer from sleep apnea are not aware of their illness. but the following symptoms may help identify a patient of sleep apnea:
Fatigue or sleepiness all day.
Obstructive breathing during sleep.
Excessive sweating during sleep.
Breastfeeding at sleep.
A dry mouth will wake up.
Wake up with headache every morning.
Sleep apnea can be mild and also very hard. There are two different types of sleep apnea; Obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is most common of the two and is characterized by the cave in the airway during sleep and prevents airflow to the lungs. Central sleep apnea is much more complex and is characterized by a delay in receiving the signal from the brain to breathe. While the causes of the two sleep apnea may differ, the results are the same. However, there are different solutions that can be taken to cure sleep apnea. This essay will discuss the remedies aimed at curing the most acute type of sleep apnea.
Use of a continuous positive airway pressure machine C-PAP - This is the most recommended device for cure moderate to severe sleep apnea. This device is like a mask that a person can carry over his nose. The main purpose of this device is to give a certain pressure on air pumping, to keep the airways open for breathing by the individual. The device has impressive features in it, such as "bilevel PAP" and "Auto PAP". The purpose of "bilevel PAP" is to provide a varying influx of air pressures ranging from higher to lower air pressure. This helps breathe easier for many. "Auto PAP" uses an internal regulator that regulates the air pressure to be pumped in, instead of maintaining a stable air pressure that enters.
However, many people tend to find the use of a continuous positive airway pressure device difficult. Here are some tips to enable effective use of this device:
Start using the CPAP device several times during the day to get used to having a device over your face. Once you have gained your comfort level, start playing with the air pressure to make sure the air is pressed. This can be done using the "ramp" setting. However, make sure you do not feel uncomfortable with the device, try changing pillows - using softer. Changes can be made to the straps, tube and mask to meet the needs of the patient. There are different sizes of worms available on the market. Choose the one that suits you best. For the CPAP device, to dampen the sound on the machine, try to put it under the bed or pillow or use ear muffs instead. To cure the dry skin that may be caused by this, use either moisturizer or humidifier. And the most important tip for everyone, keep the equipment clean and consult your doctor for the best possible use of this machine.
In addition to using this device, there are various operations that can also be performed on the patient by a dentist or an orthodontist to cure sleep apnea.
TRACHEOSTOMY - This operation is only used in the most serious cases of sleep apnea. The operation consists of chopping a hole in the neck and inserting a tube in it, accompanied by a valve. Throughout the day, this valve is closed for the person to speak. But at night the valve is open to keep the airflow into the lungs. Although this surgery was thought back in the 1980's, it is used only in the most extreme cases of sleep apnea.
UVULOPALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY (UPPP) - This operation is primarily for those who are not satisfied with the use of the CPAP machine. This operation consists of removing "uvula", it is the little fleshy thing that hangs on the back of the neck. Together with the wicked excessive tissue; The effectiveness of the operation is debatable, with only 50% getting some real benefits while the rest still has to continue using the CPAP.
MANDIBULAR MYOTOMY - This is the most effective operation that has proven to completely eliminate all sorts of sleep apnea. The operation consists of cutting out a rectangular leg from the front of the jaw where the muscles of the tongue are attached. This rectangular part of it is pulled forward, rotated ninety degrees and attached to overcome the defects that have been made by cutting the leg earlier. As a result, the tongue is pulled forward, almost six to ten millimeters.
Although these operations can provide the best possible solution to the problem of sleep apnea, it is still strongly recommended to consult only the most qualified doctors in this regard, as these studies are still undergoing a lot of research.