Treatments for Sleep Apnea


Sleep apnea refers to a sleep condition where breathing stops and starts several times while a person is asleep. Sleep apnea is a serious condition and can affect a person’s quality of life. This is because it affects the person’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. This in turn leads to the person feeling tired in the morning, being irritable, and unable to concentrate at work or at school. At the Head Pain Institute, we can help you with your sleep apnea problem. Our unique approaches to treating sleep apnea are recognized as effective and offer long-term relief.

Common Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be caused by a variety of factors. Understanding what is the particular cause in a sleep apnea case is the first step towards getting relief from this condition. Symptoms of sleep apnea normally include loud snoring when sleeping, morning headaches, insomnia, morning fatigue, and much more. It is important to remember that not all these symptoms are present in all patients. For example, many victims of sleep apnea do not snore and so it can be difficult to catch it.

Sleep apnea can be caused by the obstruction of the airways by the muscles in the back of the throat. These sometimes relax when someone is asleep and obstruct the airways. When this happens, the brain senses this obstruction and wakes the victim briefly. The period of wakefulness is so brief that most of the time, the patients cannot remember it. But the real effect is that the sleep apnea patient is unable to get a goodnight’s sleep. A lack of sleep leads to other problems such as chronic fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate or more serious complications such as heart disease.

Areas of Expertise in Treating Sleep Apnea

At the Head Pain Institute, we have a variety of approaches when it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea. Our approaches are non-invasive but are nevertheless very effective in managing sleep apnea. Traditionally, sleep apnea is managed through a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine which the patient straps on the face at night to force air into the respiratory system. While this method is very effective, some patients do not respond well to a CPAP machine and are less compliant using the device. For these patients, other options exist such as an oral appliance that helps to open up the airway when the patient is asleep.

Choose Head Pain Institute for Effective Treatment for Sleep Apnea

When you come to the Head Pain Institute, you can be certain that you are working with the best. We focus on the underlying cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. Our treatment methods are non-invasive and cutting edge. You can also have peace of mind knowing that our experts are fully certified and are some of the best in the U.S. when it comes to pain management and treating sleep disorders.

If you would like to know more about our sleep apnea treatment options, do not hesitate to call us at 480-351-6513 or send an email to for an appointment.