Sleep apnea is sleep-disordered breathing, that is people breathe abnormally or gasp or experience lapses as they sleep. It can lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure or high blood pressure if you don’t treat sleep apnea. When loud snoring is accompanied by daytime sleepiness or fatigue, this might be a sign of sleep apnea.
Two main types of sleep apnea are obstructive and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, due to the blockage of air by soft tissues in the rear of the throat collapsing. While central sleep apnea is caused due to central nervous system dysfunction. Patients with heart failure and other forms of lung, heart, or kidney diseases are prone to it.
In cases of obstructive sleep apnea that are mild, conservative therapy might be all that is needed. Following techniques can help treat the mild cases of obstructive sleep apnea
The preferred initial treatment for most people with sleep apnea is Positive Airway Pressure(PAP). In PAP, patients have to wear a mask over their mouth or nose. Air is gently forced through an air blower through the nose or mouth. It prevents airway closure while sleeping and the air pressure is adjusted just enough to prevent the upper airway tissues from collapsing. Some of the positive airway pressure devices to treat sleep apnea are given below
Changing your lifestyle is the priority if it is unhealthy and causes severe health problems. So before trying machinery or surgery try to quit alcohol or any kind of sleeping pills. Losing weight for overweight persons is also recommended. But if it does not go away with simply treating it at home then you must go and consult with doctors and use equipment to treat it.