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Alleviating Sleep Apnea for a Good Night’s Rest

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For most people, nighttime brings a chance to fall asleep comfortably in your own bed and wake up feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to begin a new day after a full night of rest. However, for those who suffer from sleep-related breathing problems, alleviating sleep apnea is the thought that fills their minds when they should instead be dreaming.
 
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder which occurs while you sleep, especially during the REM cycle, and causes the body to stop breathing – generally for between ten and twenty seconds. This disturbance automatically sends a signal to your brain to wake you up so you can breathe in more oxygen to compensate for depleted levels. Because the signal often fully wakes up the affected person, sleep is interrupted from dozens, to hundreds, of times per night. This disruption of the resting process can have significant impacts on someone’s health from feelings of lethargy, to trouble concentrating, to an inability to operate in normal daily life in extreme cases.
 

Sleep Apnea Assistance in the GTA

 
With the Greater Toronto Area being the most populous city in the country, people with sleeping problems are able to find a wide variety of clinics and specialists who are able to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. This problem, which is not often discussed in mainstream media or health programs, is actually more widespread than you may think. According to a study by the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 859,000 of Canadians (roughly 2.5%), suffer from some form of sleep apnea that will cause them adverse health problems if not properly treated.
 

How is Sleep Apnea Treated?

 
There are three main types of sleep apnea according to the American Sleep Apnea Association:
  1. Obtrusive – This occurs when there is a physical blockage to the airway, such as the tongue pushing against tissue and preventing oxygen intake.  
  2. Central – A failure of the brain to signal the lungs that it is time to breathe.
  3. Complex – A term used to describe a combination of the previous two sleeping disorders.
Once it is determined which type of disorder an individual suffers from, a proper solution can then be prescribed. The number one method of alleviating sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine. Comfortably worn as a sleeping mask over the face, the machine gently circulates a steady stream of air to facilitate the breathing process during sleep, dramatically decreasing the number of times a patient may wake during the night to virtually zero and ensuring a good night’s rest, leaving the sufferer feeling refreshed and invigorated the following morning.
 
Coping with sleeping disorders doesn’t have to be a life sentence. With advanced technology and highly trained specialists all over the GTA, alleviating sleep apnea is easier and more life-changing than you can probably imagine. If you suffer from this unpleasant condition, speak with a local clinic today and book a consultation to begin your journey to peaceful, relaxing sleep. 
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