The Bon Secours Sleep Centers offer a variety of treatment options for those suffering from sleep disorders. Our sleep specialists and experts in Virginia have earned a reputation for helping patients suffering from a sleep disorder – whether it's a snoring problem, apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome or narcolepsy.
Treatment options include:
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine (CPAP)
A CPAP machine helps a person with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily by increasing air pressure in your throat. CPAP is the most effective nonsurgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It is the first treatment choice and the most widely used.
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Machine (BiPAP)
A BiPAP machine builds to a higher pressure when you inhale and decreases to a lower pressure when you exhale. This device is most appropriate for central sleep apnea, a condition where the brain loses its drive to breathe.
While CPAP is the most effective, you may be presented with the option of wearing an oral appliance to help keep your throat open and the flow of air consistent. These are often easier to use than CPAP.
When it comes to sleep disorders like sleep apnea, research suggests that obese individuals who suffer from sleep apnea can improve their condition significantly by losing just 10 percent of their weight. Sleep apnea is thought to affect between 55-90 percent of obese Americans.
For those who think that their weight may be negatively affecting their ability to sleep soundly, The Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute may be able to help you take that first step towards better health and better sleep.