What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing pauses for seconds or minutes during sleep, disrupting the resting process. Sleep apnea is a serious condition because every pause in sleep disrupts the flow of oxygen to your heart, brain and body. Sleep apnea treatment is needed when you experience intermittent pauses in your breathing during sleep, which are often signaled with a snort or choking sound. During the initial, men’s health assessment, vitals will be checked, including oxygen levels. Vitals, along with the basic blood panel and possibly a night with a sleep monitor, will help us determine the direction we need to go to correct your sleep conditions. The blood panel will help us to determine if any hormone deficiencies are at the root of any sleep issues, like low testosterone levels.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Daytime fatigue
- Loud/frequent snoring
- Silent pauses in breathing
- Choking or gasping sounds
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Awaken with dry mouth/sore throat
How Treatment Works for Sleep Apnea
Your path to better rest takes four steps:
- Health Assessment
If your symptoms and responses to Sleep questions indicates you may have sleep apnea, your provider may recommend a simple home sleep test. The technology provided is simple to use and monitors your breathing during sleep. The results of the test determine if you are suffering from sleep apnea, and if so, at what level of severity from mild to moderate to severe.
- Personalized Plan
Depending on what your sleep study reveals, your sleep apnea could be treated with certain lifestyle changes (smoking cessation or weight loss), or breathing device such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or dental appliance. If your sleep apnea treatment requires a CPAP machine, a physician board-certified in sleep medicine oversees your regimen to fit and calibrate the machine. Low T Center’s Head of Sleep Medicine works with your provider to coordinate your sleep apnea treatment plan.
- Treatment Regimen
Your treatment regimen is based on your personalized plan. Every night your sleep data is sent through a proprietary interface directly to your Low T medical chart, enabling your provider to monitor and adjust your device so you can achieve optimum results.
- Optimization and Prevention
Once your regimen is underway to address sleep apnea (or other underlying conditions), your provider will optimize treatment to maximize your health and wellness.
Cost of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Low T Center is in network with most insurance providers. The cost for sleep apnea treatment is dependent upon your individual health insurance plan. Patients are responsible for all applicable deductibles or co-pays under the terms of their plans.
Potential Side Effects of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Just as each patient’s experience with sleeping difficulties is unique, so is his experience with CPAP. Success depends on working with your medical provider to maintain proper adjustment of the device. Your medical provider will discuss potential side effects and contraindications based on your physiology and treatment experience.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment with Low T Center
Sleep apnea treatment can help you regain normal breathing during sleep, leading to better-quality rest, improved clarity and concentration, increased libido, and fewer headaches.
Because Low T Center takes a holistic approach to men’s healthcare, our medical professionals can proactively address other conditions you’re currently experiencing, or could experience later on. These conditions may also affect sleep apnea.
Our providers get to know you on a personal level and gather important health data often to assess progress with greater efficiency.
At Low T Center, we focus on treating your sleep apnea symptoms so you can feel better — and get the rest you deserve.