Suffering from insomnia? Start sleeping better in Willoughby Hills, OH
If you have difficulty staying asleep and are constantly tossing and turning at night, you are not alone. It is estimated that 60 million Americans have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep regularly. Chronic insomnia can take a toll not only on your energy levels but also your overall health and vitality. There are a variety of medical and lifestyle issues that can contribute to insomnia, and sleep apnea is one of them. Dr. Michael Stern from Snoring and CPAP Solutions in Willoughby Hills, OH explains the connection and what you can do about it.
How sleep apnea contributes to insomnia
When your airway becomes blocked during sleep, it leads to a disruption in breathing and lowers the oxygen levels in your body, causing you to briefly wake up throughout the course of the night. If you are experiencing frequent waking and have trouble falling back asleep, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is associated with a variety of serious health consequences—some of them deadly, such as heart attacks and strokes—and other medical issues can lead to the development of insomnia as well, so it is important to see your doctor if you are suffering from the inability to stay asleep to determine the cause.
How to treat insomnia caused by sleep apnea
If you are suffering from insomnia that is due to sleep apnea, Dr. Stern can determine the best treatment option for you. CPAP machines are the most commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea; however, while these devices are effective, they can be very cumbersome, noisy, and cause even more difficulty sleeping. Because of this, patients are often interested in CPAP alternatives. Dr. Stern offers oral appliance therapy, a customized solution for sleep apnea which may, in turn, improve your insomnia symptoms. A sleep apnea oral appliance:
- Is comfortable and discreet
- Is only worn at night while you sleep
- Keeps your airway open so you can breathe easily while you sleep
- Can help you stop snoring
Schedule your free consultation
In a 30-minute consultation, Dr. Stern will discuss your symptoms and medical history, as well as examine your neck, jaw, and other physical features. He will discuss your treatment options and answer your questions, so you are comfortable with your treatment decision. If you are in the Willoughby Hills, OH area, take the first step towards better sleep by calling (440) 306-3003 to schedule your free consultation today!