Sleep Apnea

Potentially serious in nature, sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that occurs when breathing repeatedly starts and stops during sleep. It is progressive and if left untreated, can worsen over time.

Sleep disorders are among the most commonly reported health problems in the US today. In fact, at least 40 million people suffer from sleep disorders ranging from insomnia to more serious conditions such as sleep apnea. Some estimates show that a full 17 percent of American test subjects have obstructive sleep apnea. Unfortunately, many patients who suffer from sleep apnea are not even aware that they have it. But there is some good news, sleep apnea, once diagnosed is relatively easy to treat and responds well to non-invasive treatment options.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of this condition.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common type and can range from mild to severe. Sleep apnea is not relegated to any age group and affects males and females of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Obstructive sleep apnea literally means “without breath” and causes an involuntary cease in breathing while we asleep. In some patients, this happens hundreds of times during the night.


Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Because sleep apnea presents itself while we are asleep, unless a partner sleeps with you and notices the pattern of the cessation of breath, patients may not realize that it is happening. The most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include restless sleep, loud snoring, and waking with a choking or gasping sensation. Many people also wake with a sore or dry throat, morning headaches and even may experience sleepiness during the day. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to other problems including high blood pressure, weight gain, impotence, memory problems and even cardiovascular disease.


Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

If you do suspect that you may be experiencing sleep apnea, it is important to get tested. As with any medical concern, you should always consult your doctor; however the American Sleep Association has also made some self-tests available on their website. Once a diagnosis has been made there are several therapy options available. While sleep apnea diagnosis are on the rise, so too is the study in how to stave off the effects. As more information becomes available, care through Chiropractic Neurology is becoming a more common, and desired, way to manage your condition.

Why Choose CIN for Therapy

Chiropractic care through Colorado Integrative Neurology is a simple, yet powerful form of therapy for sleep apnea that does not rely on drugs. Marrying chiropractic adjustments with the knowledge of how the brain and nervous system work together to restore and repair the body, Chiropractic Neurology seeks to uncover the underlying cause of the disorder. Using techniques that restore spinal stability, fix the posture through proper muscle and ligament alignment and restoring balance to the body makes a tremendous difference in how we rest. Chiropractic neurologists also understand the nutritional needs of their patients and if weight is an underlying factor in the case of sleep apnea, as it is for many patients, a proper plan will be assessed including nutritional needs.

Colorado Integrative Neurology specializes in holistic therapies for a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. This includes patients who suffer from concussions, vertigo, chronic pain, headaches and more. Meet our team and request an appointment with CIN today.

Request a Free Discovery Session

With a free discovery session at Colorado Integrative Neurology, you will get a chance to discuss your case with the doctor and will walk away empowered with a clear understanding of how we can help you. We will ensure your questions and concerns are heard and addressed and will offer recommendations if we are not the right fit for you. Request a session with CIN today.