Dr. Anthony Faro, BS, MS, DC, DABCI

Posts for: July, 2018

By Dr. Anthony Faro, D.C.
July 26, 2018
Tags: Sleep Apnea  

Feeling exhausted all the time even after a full night’s rest? You might have sleep apnea.sleep apnea

Most Americans don’t get the sleep they deserve, and this can be a serious issue. In some cases, a sleep disorder is a reason you can’t seem to get the full rest and recovery you need after a full night of sleep. If you find yourself feeling exhausted all of the time and unable to get through the day even with a full eight hours of sleep, then it’s possible that sleep apnea could be to blame. Our Lake Wales, FL, chiropractor Dr. Anthony Faro is here to explain the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and how chiropractic care could benefit sleep apnea sufferers.

Do I have sleep apnea?

Of course, it will be impossible to get a definitive diagnosis unless you see a sleep specialist. A sleep doctor will perform a sleep study to check for telltale signs of sleep apnea. If sleep apnea is detected, they will then create a customized treatment plan that will help you manage your symptoms for the long term. Common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Chronic, loud snoring
  • Pauses in breath or shallow breathing while asleep
  • Gasping for air
  • Dry throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep or insomnia
  • Extreme daytime fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating (feeling “foggy headed”) and poor memory
  • Increased irritability and mood swings

It is important that if you suspect that you might have sleep apnea that you get it checked out right away. Untreated sleep apnea won’t just cause miserable, non-restorative sleep it can also lead to serious health problems such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Obesity

How can a chiropractor help with my sleep apnea?

While some people will receive CPAP therapy to help keep airways open while they sleep, this doesn’t mean that our chiropractic specialist in Lake Wales, FL, can’t also provide techniques to help manage your symptoms and help you sleep better.

Through a series of different techniques such as soft tissue massage and spinal adjustments, we can help relax the muscles in your body to improve your breathing. Our goal is to help you breath better to significantly reduce your symptoms. We will also show you breathing exercises that improve oxygen flow into the body. These techniques along with lifestyle modifications and diet recommendations (for those who are also overweight or obese) can greatly benefit those dealing with sleep apnea.

If you are dealing with sleep apnea in Lake Wales, FL, know that our chiropractic center and wellness day spa is here to provide you with therapeutic care to help you catch those elusive ZZZs. Call our office today and schedule a consultation with us.