Treatments


There are a number of treatments available for sleep apnea. The most common treatment for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea uses a breathing device called a CPAP (continuous positive cpap machine airway pressure) machine. A CPAP machine uses a mask that fits over your mouth and nose, or just over your nose. The machine gently blows air into your throat that provides a constant stream of air that keeps your breathing passages open while you sleep.

There are many positive benefits and advantages to using CPAP machines and the CPAP treatment advice from your sleep specialist. These machines are designed to:

  • Keep the air way open during the night
  • Reduce your snoring symptoms
  • Improve your quality of sleep
  • Reduce the sleep apnea symptoms, such as daytime sleepiness
  • Prevent high blood pressure

The book below is an excellent resource on the topic of sleep apnea treatments. Note that a new page will be displayed when the image or link is clicked.


Sleep Apnea Cure Solution: The Ultimate Sleep Apnea Treatment & Relief Guide for Overcoming Sleep Apnea Forever! (Sleep Apnea Diet)Sleep Apnea Cure Solution
You can find other books on the topic of sleep apnea here. Please drop me a comment if you have found another book that you found informative on the topic of sleep apnea.

Other treatments include oral appliance therapy or surgery. There are other self-help things that can be done including weight management and other lifestyle changes. Below is an excellent resource on alternative treatments for sleep apnea.

Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep Apnea: Hacking Sleep Apnea – 19 Strategies to Sleep & Breathe Easy Again: From CPAP to Oral Appliance Therapy, and the Truth Behind What Actually Works…Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatments


Unsure if the CPAP device is really for you? Concerned that your insurance may not cover the cost of a CPAP machine? Here are some other viable options for your consideration:

To find out more information about the Sleep Apnea Exercise Program, click the image below.
sleep apnea exercise program

 

For those of you who may not have sleep apnea but are still concerned about the efficiency of your breathing and the quality of your sleep, here is more information that you may find interesting:

  • Optimal Breathing Store and School – Breathing Development, Research, Education, Services, Programs for Superior Health, Peak Performance, Self Expression & Life Extension. Self help and health practitioner training programs. For more information, click here.
  • Oxygen Enhanced Exercise and Rest – Oxygen is critical to EVERY human function. Most often MORE IS BETTER.
  • Statistical guidelines for Optimal Breathing – For state of the art breathing development I recommend the Optimal Breathing Mastery Kit developed by Michael Grant White at breathing.com. This kit includes 10 customized programs for
    • General breathing development
    • Deepest Calm for anxiety-panic, headaches, high blood pressure, pain reduction, emotional balance, stress management
    • Energy, Vitality, Mood Elevation
    • Focus, Concentration
    • Meditation enhancement
    • Smoke or Smoking Recovery
    • Shortness of breathing including Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD,  and Emphysema
    • Singing, Speaking and Personal Power
    • Sleeping and Snoring
    • Weight Management

It includes proprietary programs stemming from 85,000 Optimal Breathing test takers scores to glean the 5 most important skills in breathing and how to develop them in the shortest possible time.

14 thoughts on “Treatments

  1. Adel

    Hi, Shawn.
    This is very informative. You have covered what everything we need to know about sleep apnea. You have mentioned in detail all the treatment required for sleep apnea plus provided us with useful links for reference and additional information. Will refer your link to those I know who is suffering from this condition. All the best!

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    1. Shawn

      Hi Adel,
      Thanks very much for the feedback! I appreciate you referring it to your contacts.
      Best Regards,
      Shawn

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  2. Tore

    Wow! You have really done a great job! Your site is informative and interesting to read about. The designe is cool to. I really liked how more pages came up when scrolling my mouse over the “treatments” ection. That looked really cool! Keep up the good work! 🙂

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    1. Shawn

      Thanks Tore! I appreciate your feedback. It is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.
      Best regards,
      Shawn

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  3. thomas hall

    Hi Shawn
    This is great information very detailed and intresting this will help people out with sleep apnea.
    i love the layout of the website easy to navigate keep up the hard work shawn really helpful information .

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    1. Shawn

      Hi Thomas,
      Thank you for your comments. It is a subject that is very important to me. The list of people I know that have it keeps growing so I think it’s important to bring the topic to people’s attention.
      Best regards,
      Shawn

      Reply
  4. Calen

    Wow Shawn,
    I have been having a lot of the symptoms listed and will be bookmarking this site for reference,
    Thanks Varga

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    1. Shawn

      Hi Varga,
      I’m glad to see you’ve found the information on my site useful. I hope that you are able to get tested to determine if you have sleep apnea and then get the proper treatment for it.
      Good luck!
      Shawn

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  5. Lindsey

    This is great, really comprehensive and all-telling. My uncle has sleep apnea so it’s great to see that there’s not only other people that deal with this but also a way out!
    It seems cumbersome to have to sleep with the big mask on, are there any alternative treatments to this that you know of that may be easier to use?

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    1. Shawn Post author

      Hi Lindsey,
      Thank you for your comments! The list of friends and family that I know that have sleep apnea keeps growing. I have been fortunate in that I have had no problems adjusting to the CPAP mask that I wear at night. I do know people that wear the much smaller nasal mask. That may be a little easier for your uncle.
      Regards,
      Shawn

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  6. Kenny Lee

    I don’t think I have sleep apnea. But I do have snoring issues especially if I’m very tired which is pretty often. Plus the ever increase in my weight doesn’t help. I used to think that snoring is a small issue until I heard from a medical aid expert that there is at least one recorded case of a man died due to snoring. I think it’s due to the blocked air passage or something. Scary.

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    1. Shawn Post author

      Hi Kenny,
      Thank you for your comments. I didn’t think I had sleep apnea either but after years of snoring, according to my wife, and always feeling tired, I finally had my doctor arrange an appointment for a sleep study. It was confirmed that I did have severe sleep apnea and now that I use a CPAP machine, my wife says I don’t snore anymore. The weight gain could also play a part in the blocked air passage as the muscles in your throat relax at night. So it is something you may want to get checked out and get confirmation one way or the other.
      Good luck!
      Shawn

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  7. ToveL

    Hi, Shawn

    I think you have a lot of informative material for people who have sleep apnea.
    My fiance is sometimes snoring, and normally that’s not such a big problem. But when he is exhausted from being tired of doing too much at daytime he tends to snore more and higher and wakes me up. That can be stressful for me. But he doesn’t like to use anything. He has tried the one that you put on your nose to make him breath better, but he doesn’t like it.

    Tove

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    1. Shawn Post author

      Hi Tove,
      Thank you for taking the time to look at my website! Does your fiance have any other symptoms, other than snoring? For example, do you notice if he stops breathing and then waking up gasping for air? Or does he talk about being exhausted during the day even after getting a good night’s sleep? He may want to look at the signs/symptoms page on my website to see if he has any of those signs and if so he may want to consider seeing his doctor to get an appointment to see a sleep specialist. As far as the breath right strips, I only tried one once when I was congested and it seemed to help a bit.
      I hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      Shawn

      Reply

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