If you are experiencing sleeplessness at night and can’t get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of continuous sleep, you have what is commonly known as insomnia. Symptoms of this sleep disorder include daytime sleepiness, feeling lethargic, inability to concentrate and focus, irritability, moodiness, and depression. Insomnia can also adversely affect your blood pressure, BMI, and blood sugar levels. We take problems like this very seriously and want you to understand how CPAP machines can help treat insomnia.
- How insomnia is associated with sleep apnea. Expert studies and analyses have concluded that insomnia is often caused by obstructive sleep apnea, making these two sleeping disorders distinctly related. Sleep apnea is a condition where your airways get blocked and cause short stoppages in breathing. As a result, you can experience symptoms like gasping for air, snoring, oxygen deprivation, and intermittent sleep. Having these symptoms over time will cause insomnia. It is important to know if you have any underlying factors, such as sleep apnea symptoms, that are impacting your quality and duration of sleep.
- CPAP machines to treat insomnia. If your insomnia is being caused by obstructive sleep apnea, then using a CPAP machine is the best treatment. These machines will get the right amount of oxygen through blocked nasal passages so that you will breathe continuously throughout the night. You won’t wake up choking or gasping for air. A CPAP machine will also maintain steady oxygen pressure so that you don’t snore. As your respiratory function returns to normal, you will have better quality of sleep, and a reduction in all insomnia-related symptoms.
A CPAP device is not a sole cure for insomnia, but it should produce positive results from the very first use, and is often recommended by doctors. Using a CPAP device can also help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, abnormal blood sugar levels, and heart attack. The device consists of a machine with a humidifier and a pump that controls airflow and pressure, a tube that moves the air, and a mask that you put over your mouth and nose. If you are suffering from insomnia symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea, speak with your doctor or trusted medical professional about the benefits of CPAP therapy.
Valley Sleepy Therapy – We Believe in Sound Sleep for All!
If you are looking for information about sleep devices and products or services for treating different sleep disorders, visit us at Valley Sleep Therapy or call us at (480) 361-0124. Browse our online CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) supplies store or visit us in Mesa, AZ today.