Do you already know that you suffer from sleep apnea or have even been diagnosed and are now looking for a therapy that suits you?
With our telemedical company Aurora Telemed AG, we help you with your sleep apnea therapy. Our doctors will examine the reason for your sleep apnea and then recommend the most suitable therapy for you – all easily from the comfort of your own home! Book a non-binding and free consultation or simply call us directly.
OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is the most common form of sleep apnea. Since sufferers usually suffer from constant or pronounced fatigue and exhaustion, ordinary activities are often exhausting and normal everyday life burdensome.
If the symptoms are simply ignored, you will not only have a permanently increased risk of accidents, but you may also develop secondary diseases, some of which gets serious, over time which include:
Targeted apnea therapy supports your health and can help you regain restful sleep. Contact us!
Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Don’t worry! There are now many therapies and aids that can specifically help you to live with the disease without restrictions and to sleep restfully again.
This can also lead to recovery for your partner, as therapy can often significantly reduce heavy snoring. The choice of the right therapy, which depends on your individual situation, is made by the treating physician. Below are five of the most commonly recommended therapies. To find the right therapy for you, first talk to one of our experts, who will take the next steps for you.
Recurrent breathing stops often come from the fact that anatomical conditions favor the tongue closing your airway. Wearing a small lower jaw splint at night can help prevent this from happening. It clears the airway by moving both your jaw and tongue a little farther forward.
The splint is made by a dentist or orthodontist and often achieves good results for sleep apnea of mild to moderate severity. If a mandibular splint is recommended for you, your health insurance will cover the cost. For more information, click here.
Using a CPAP breathing mask at night is often not the most popular, but pulmonary specialists cite it as one of the most effective in sleep apnea therapy. In this process, the mask you wear is connected to a special breathing device. This is designed to deliver your normal room air into your airway at a slight positive pressure, in a way that prevents your throat from closing in the process. The fit of the mask can be adjusted, and the latest systems are often very comfortable to wear and make very little noise at night. Our experts will be happy to provide you with more information.
If your doctor considers a tongue pacemaker to be the most effective treatment for sleep apnea in your case, it will be surgically inserted under the chest muscle. You can think of the function as similar to a pacemaker: There are two electrodes. One of them goes to the lingual nerve, keeping your tongue “awake.” The second is located by the diaphragm to monitor breathing. If this stops, the device emits a slight electric shock. Don’t worry, this is not dangerous, nor will it wake you up.
The tongue pacemaker is a noteworthy alternative to apnea treatment without a mask. In addition to keeping your airway open, the pacemaker also reduces the drop in oxygen in your blood. Unfortunately, the tongue pacemaker is not an inexpensive investment. A possible assumption of costs by health insurance has to be checked individually. I.e. it is important for you here to discuss this individually with your service provider. You can find more information here.
Certain forms of sleep apnea are back position dependent. That is, sleeping in the side position can be beneficial for people with this form of sleep apnea because it helps keep the upper airway open. When sleeping in the supine position, the weight of the head and neck can cause the airway to narrow, which in turn can cause sleep apnea. However, when sleeping on your side, the weight is more evenly distributed and can help prevent the airway from collapsing. Using a side-sleeper pillow can provide additional support and alignment for the head and neck, allowing the airway to remain open.
There is some evidence that regular upper airway exercise, can improve the symptoms of sleep apnea. This is because strong muscles in the upper airway can help keep the airway open during sleep, reducing the number of apnea events. There are various workouts and products for this that may be used in your individual situation.
You don’t know yet whether you suffer from sleep apnea. Then for a reliable statement about the risk of apnea, it is necessary to measure various parameters such as your respiratory activity and heart rate during the night. One option is to have your family doctor refer you to a specialist and, if necessary, to the sleep laboratory. You will then usually spend a night there, and your sleep patterns will be monitored by equipment and lots of wires.
The alternative method is to simply move the process just described to your home. This is easily possible since the invention of Sleepiz. Sleepiz is a recognized medical sleep apnea monitoring device, which is now recommended and used by many doctors. We will be happy to put you in touch with our telemedical company, Aurora Telemed, or you can order Sleepiz directly to your home.
Sleepiz is a certified Swiss medical device manufacturer and a spinoff of ETH Zurich. The company has been developing medical devices for contactless medical measurement of sleep- and respiratory-related diseases since 2018. In recent years, Sleepiz has received numerous national and international awards for innovative products, including funding from Innosuisse, the Swiss innovation funding agency, and European funding programs.
You already know that you suffer from sleep apnea, or have even been diagnosed and are now looking for a therapy that is right for you? Book an appointment with one of our sleep apnea therapy experts now – we will help you find your individual therapy and treatment as soon as possible.