Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes shallow breathing or breathing that stops and starts throughout the night. Affecting both men and women, it is a dangerous condition that adds up to a bad night’s sleep. The good news is that those with sleep apnea can benefit from seeing a skilled chiropractor. Sleep apnea may be linked to spinal and nerve abnormalities that can be corrected with chiropractic adjustments. Many apnea sufferers may not know they have the condition unless they are observed by someone else. Symptoms include sore throat upon waking, waking abruptly from sleep by choking or gasping for air, and low energy. In addition to receiving Chiropractic, using a sleep apnea machine prescribed by a lung specialist, can help treat the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Chiropractors can work together with a pulmonologist to determine if any additional factors may be increasing the likelihood of experiencing breathing disruptions throughout the night. They can help narrow down if any underlying factors may be leading to sleep apnea. To learn more, please call 860-621-2225 or make an appointment to see us at 200 Queen St., Southington.
P.S. Sleep apnea is common in people who are overweight or who smoke.Schedule an Appointment