Sleep Apnea Relief Washington, DCSleep Apnea Relief Washington, DC

When you believe that your chronic snoring is actually sleep apnea, you may want to find sleep apnea relief Washington, DC recommends from the Pain Arthritis Relief Center. Snoring is not uncommon at all for many people and in some cases may not be a sign that there is an underlying problem. For example, if you drank alcohol before bed, got a poor night of sleep the night before, or took sleeping pills, you are far more likely to snore. However, if you find that you snore every time you go to bed and there are other symptoms you are suffering from as well (like having problems breathing while you sleep), it may be time to get the sleep apnea relief in Washington, DC you can rely on. For more information on how our chiropractic team can help you with this, please give us a call. We are here to help you get a better night of sleep. 

Is sleep apnea dangerous?

Sleep apnea can be dangerous. Simply put, those who suffer from sleep apnea will not get the right kind of sleep they need to be well-rested the next day. When this is the case, you may find that you are unable to concentrate on tasks, have poor motor skills, are more irritable, and even feel lethargic. If you are suffering from long-term sleep apnea, it can mean that there is a disruption in the flow of oxygen from the rest of your body to your brain. This can lead to very serious problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Memory problems

We designed our Washington, DC sleep apnea relief program to help people who suffer from sleep apnea because the problems sleep apnea can lead to are very serious. We want to stop them before they ever become an issue. 

What should I do if I think I have sleep apnea?

If you know someone with sleep apnea, you may be wondering what the big deal is. In fact, many people have friends or family members who suffer from sleep apnea but they may not realize just how serious this sleep disorder can be. It is not that one simply does not wake up feeling rested at night or that they wake up multiple times throughout the night. Instead, someone suffering from sleep apnea has a hard time breathing which causes them to be restless at night. If you are concerned about a friend or family member who has sleep apnea, or, if you believe you are suffering from sleep apnea, do not hesitate to connect with a member of our team. The sooner you can get a proper diagnosis, the sooner treatment can begin. 

Is all sleep apnea the same?

Sleep apnea has three main categories:

  1. Central Sleep Apnea
  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  3. Complex Sleep Apnea

In some cases, sleep apnea may be nothing to worry about. In fact, many people suffer from it only occasionally as a result of outside factors (obstructive sleep apnea can occur when one ingests too much alcohol and their muscles relax). While this may happen every once in a while and not be a concern, someone who characterizes their nights as sleepless because of this disorder can find that their overall health begins to suffer. As noted above, sleep apnea can lead to serious health risks that could make your life more complicated or that could even become life-threatening. 

Someone who suffers from sleep apnea may also be at risk of having problems if they need to go under anesthesia for surgery. It is extremely important to let your doctor know that you suffer from sleep apnea before undergoing surgery.

How can you know if you have sleep apnea? 

There are a few ways to tell if you have sleep apnea. You may experience restlessness, troubling getting up in the morning, and a family or friend may tell you that you snore loudly or appear to be choking during sleep. If you have experienced any of these, you should contact our office for more information on natural ways to reduce your sleep apnea. It can be helpful to begin keeping a sleep journal so that you can track any symptoms you experience and any symptoms someone else might notice occurring while you sleep.  

Your Spine and Sleep Apnea

Believe it or not, your spine may actually be related to the sleep apnea you are experiencing. If your spine is out of alignment, it means that your central nervous system is not able to perform its duties and transfer the right signals from your brain to your body. Further, if you are experiencing serious spinal subluxations, it may physically be causing an obstruction in your airway. Our sleep apnea relief in Washington, DC can help with chiropractic adjustments that will relieve your spine and potentially reduce or eliminate your sleep apnea. 

If you would like to hear more about our Washington, DC sleep apnea relief therapy, please contact the Pain Arthritis Relief Center now.