Are you struggling to stay awake during the day or feeling like you’re moving through your days in a haze because you are not sleeping well at night? Do you feel like you can’t concentrate or get to the afternoon and simply can’t keep your eyes open? These are common complaints for people who have sleep apnea, but you can transform your quality of life by treating your sleep apnea with a CPAP mask.
How Does a CPAP Mask Help Me Feel More Awake?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing several times throughout the night. Not only does this deprive your brain of oxygen and over time, contributes to a variety of health issues including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and more, but when you stop breathing, your body compensates by waking you up. This happens throughout the time – for some patients wake ups happen 5-8 times per hour or more. You never fall deeply asleep; you never reach REM sleep; you never truly rest your brain. Because the CPAP mask aids in breathing by maintaining the airway and keeping your blood and brain oxygenated, you sleep better. You may notice changes as soon as the first day after sleeping with your mask.
What If I Can’t Tolerate a CPAP Mask?
The CPAP is only one option for treating sleep apnea. There are many others, from oral appliances to minimally invasive procedures to remove obstructive tissue. The most important step you can take if you are suffering with sleep deprivation is to get diagnosed and find a treatment that works for you. Feeling tired and being unable to concentrate affect your quality of life, your ability to perform your job, and even your safety (driving, operating heavy equipment, making decisions that could impact others). At eos Sleep, we can work with you to find the treatment for sleep apnea that works best for you.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea and believe you may benefit from CPAP or other alternative treatments, the first step to take is to consult with a sleep specialist. Ear, nose, and throat experts at eos sleep are trained and practiced in treating sleep apnea with CPAP. Call 212-873-6036 today or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or to learn more about eos sleep treatment options.