Sleep Therapy: CPAP and BiPAP Systems
The American Medical Association has 10 different classifications for sleep disorders and there are a number of different treatments depending on your diagnosis. Among the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea. Contrary to popular belief, sleep apnea is not a form of insomnia, but rather a condition wherein individuals experience interrupted breathing during sleep. The frequent loss of oxygen—sometimes hundreds of times a night—constantly disrupts the body’s normal sleep pattern, causing fatigue, low blood oxygen levels and a heightened risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Doctors have identified multiple highly effective treatments, though there is no cure to stop sleep apnea.