Sleep Apnea Treatment in Emmetsburg, IA

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are not alone. More than 18 million people deal with this serious sleep disorder day after day. Mason City Clinic is pleased to offer state-of-the-art sleep apnea solutions to restore your restful sleep and enhance your quality of life. You can count on our team for exceptional, compassionate care.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, the most common type of which is known as obstructive sleep apnea, is a serious sleep disorder that results from the throat muscles relaxing and blocking your airway during sleep. It is characterized by repeated breathing pauses, which can occur dozens, if not hundreds of times through the night, causing your blood oxygen levels to drop. The brain, sensing the lack of oxygen, wakes you up to resume breathing. The repeated sleep-wake cycle can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. 

What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Patients with sleep apnea experience many symptoms, including the following:

  • Loud snoring
  • Wake up gasping for air
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia 
  • Waking up with a sore throat
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating

What Are the Complications of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition with devastating effects on your health and overall quality of life. The lack of restful sleep and feeling tired all the time can increase the risk of accidents and injuries. It can also impact a person’s cognitive function and lead to moodiness, irritability, and depression. 

Studies show that oxygen deprivation can lead to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, and even heart attacks. Sleep apnea also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, acid reflux, and complications after surgery. 

How Is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed and Treated?

Diagnosis usually starts with the symptoms shared by the patient or one of the family members. The next step is conducting a sleep study in a specialized laboratory or in the comfort of your home.  

Until recently, the standard treatment for sleep apnea was CPAP therapy, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. The device delivers pressurized air through a mask to keep the airways open. However, many patients find CPAP machines cumbersome and end up just living with their sleep apnea. 

Introducing Inspire® Sleep Apnea Innovation

Mason City Clinic is excited to introduce Inspire® therapy, the latest non-CPAP sleep apnea treatment option. The innovative implantable device is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that addresses the root causes of sleep apnea with just a click of a button. 

Inspire® effectively monitors your breathing patterns and stimulates your hypoglossal nerve, which controls the movement of the tongue and other critical airway muscles. By doing so, it helps maintain an open airway during sleep. With the convenience of a compact handheld remote control, you can effortlessly activate the implant before bedtime and turn it off when you wake up. 

Sleep Apnea Treatment Near Me in Emmetsburg, IA

Inspire® therapy’s upper airways stimulation technology offers an excellent alternative for sleep apnea patients who do not benefit from CPAP therapy or those wanting a more comfortable and effective option. Make sure you speak with our ENT team at Mason City Clinic to learn more about Inspire® therapy and to determine whether it is right for you. Call us 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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