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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very serious and dangerous sleep disorder. When a person has sleep apnea, their breathing repeatedly starts and stops while they sleep. If you have sleep apnea, you should seek treatment at our clinic, Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, in San Antonio. 

If you have sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness in San Antonio.

What Are the Main Types Of Sleep Apnea?

There are three types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: This type of sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles relax too much while you are asleep. It is also the most common type of the disorder.  
  • Central Sleep Apnea: When your brain cannot send the proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing, it can cause you to stop and start breathing while you are sleeping. 
  • Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome: This is a combination of the two types of sleep apnea. 

What Are the Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

The symptoms of each type of sleep apnea are all the same, which makes it difficult to know which type you have. The symptoms include:

    • Loud snoring
    • You stop breathing while you sleep
    • Gasping for air while sleeping
    • Difficulty staying asleep
    • Dry mouth in the morning
    • Morning headaches
    • Frequent fatigue during the day
    • Irritability

Who Is At Risk For Sleep Apnea?

There are factors that can increase your chances of developing Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

    • Being overweight
    • Having a thick neck
    • Having a narrow airway
    • Being an older adult
    • Being male
    • Smoking

There are factors that put you at risk for Central Sleep Apnea:

    • Being an older adult
    • Being male
    • Heart condition
    • Previous stroke
    • Using narcotic pain relievers

How Is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

The most common way to diagnose sleep apnea is during a sleep study. During the procedure, you would be hooked up to a monitoring equipment overnight, while you sleep. A doctor will monitor your heart, lung, and brain activity. The doctor will also monitor your breathing patterns, your blood oxygen level, and your arm and leg movement while you sleep.

How Can a Chiropractor Help With Sleep Apnea?

Our chiropractor in San Antonio can use spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage to help relax your muscles, helping you breathe better while you sleep. Our doctor of chiropractic can also give you breathing exercises designed to bring more oxygen in your body and help retrain your breathing. Finally, our chiropractor can give you advice regarding your diet and lifestyle that can help treat the severity of your condition.

If you have sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness in San Antonio. Our chiropractor can create a sleep apnea treatment plan to help control your breathing better, allowing you to get a good night's sleep. Call our clinic today at (210) 545-1144.

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