Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment – Serving Albert Lea, MN

If you are in search of a long-term, hassle-free sleep apnea solution, you have come to the right place. Mason City Clinic is pleased to introduce Inspire® therapy, a breakthrough treatment that addresses the underlying causes of sleep apnea with the touch of a button. It’s time to get the sleep you’ve been dreaming of!

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by repetitive pauses in your breathing during sleep, which can last 10 to 30 seconds or even longer. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common type of sleep apnea, occurs when the muscles in the throat relax and block or narrow the airway.

The brain, sensing the lack of oxygen, signals the body to wake up briefly. These sleep interruptions can occur dozens of times a night, leading to daytime fatigue, poor concentration, and other health problems.

What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, gasping for breath in your sleep, and waking up feeling tired and unrested. Patients often experience morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and daytime sleepiness. 

Sleep apnea can have devastating impacts on your health and quality of life. The lack of restful sleep puts you at risk of motor vehicle and workplace accidents. Being tired all the time can lead to irritability, anxiety, and depression. Sleep apnea also increases the risk of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, acid reflux, and obesity. 

Traditional Sleep Apnea Treatments

Treating sleep apnea starts with a diagnosis, which involves a sleep study. Traditional sleep apnea treatment includes the use of a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure machine. The device delivers a steady stream of pressurized air through a mask to keep your upper airway open. Unfortunately, CPAP machines are noisy and cumbersome, and some patients don’t get consistent benefits. 

Another approach to sleep apnea treatment is oral appliance therapy. That involves using custom-fitted oral appliances created by a dentist to keep the jaw in a forward position or the tongue in place to keep the airway open. Once again, many patients struggle to get restful sleep while wearing their oral appliances. 

Inspire® Therapy – Sleep Innovation

Mason City Clinic is pleased to introduce Inspire® therapy, the breakthrough innovation that’s changed the face of sleep apnea treatments. The next-generation implantable device is the only FDA-approved treatment that addresses the root causes of sleep apnea with the click of a button. 

But how exactly does Inspire® therapy work? The tiny device is placed under your skin in an outpatient procedure. When it’s time for bed, you’ll click the remote control to turn on Inspire®. The device will monitor your breathing patterns and send mild stimulation to the motor nerve that controls the tongue and other critical airway muscles. That helps keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe normally and get restful sleep. 

If you would like to learn more about our revolutionary sleep apnea treatment, we invite you to listen to this podcast featuring our very own Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine specialist, Dr. Philip Lee.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment Near Me Serving Albert Lea, MN

Inspire® is ideal for patients who do not benefit from CPAP treatment or those seeking a more comfortable and effective option. We invite you to speak to one of our ENTs to determine whether Inspire® therapy is right for you. Call us at 641-494-5380 to schedule your appointment or request one online today. 

We proudly serve patients in New Hampton, Iowa Falls, Charles City, Hampton, Britt, Algona, Albert Lea, Osage, Cresco, Emmetsburg, and the surrounding communities.

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