Sleep apnea is one of the most important diseases caused by snoring and can be expressed as a breathing sleep. The sleep apnea, which means breathing during sleep and becoming superficial, can be repeated many times during the night. During the sleep apnea, relaxation occurs in the muscles that allow the upper respiratory tract to remain open. It is called sleep apnea for at least 10 seconds of breathing as a result of airway obstruction of tongue root or soft wrist or overgrown tonsils. During the sleep apnea, the breathing effort continues, but after a while more and more this effort stimulates the brain and airway opens. The person who snores until the breath stops stops breathing and snoring again with a loud groan.
Causes of Sleep Apnea
The reason for the sleep apnea is that the muscles in the throat will loosen up to cover the area where the air will pass. Stenosis in the upper respiratory tract can cause respiratory tract wear out from childhood, which can lead to sleep apnea syndrome. Being overweight, having large tonsils and nose can also be among the causes of sleep apnea. The sleep apnea can be seen not only in adults but also in children.
What is sleep apnea treatment?
Obesity, which should be done first in the treatment of sleep apnea, is to be overcome. If there are significant anatomic strictures in the upper respiratory tract, the patient should be assessed by the otolaryngologist for surgical intervention. Positive air pressure (CPAP) therapy should be used for advanced sleep apnea treatment. Depending on the treatment effect and the patient's preference, the patient should be followed up either by arranging in automatic settings or by switching to a constant pressure device.
In case of difficulty in using CPAP device or in case of mild cases, it may be prevented to block the upper respiratory tract by falling back to the lower jaw with the appliance in the mouth. The specific treatment of sleep apnea is achieved by the use of devices that supply compressed air to keep the airway open continuously. PAP (positive airway pressure) devices prevent sleep apnea by allowing upper airways to remain open during sleep.