Sleep disorders are complex. They are hard to diagnose and, sometimes, even harder to treat. But did you know that most people who seek treatment for insomnia actually have undiagnosed sleep apnea?
A new study highlights this phenomenon as well as how sleep apnea treatment was able to help some insomniacs improve their quality of sleep.
How Common Is Sleep Apnea in Insomnia Patients?
This study, published by The Lancet’s eClinicalMedicine, focuses on what it calls “complex insomnia,” in which patients have symptoms of both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.
The researchers studied population of 40 insomnia patients who had no definitive symptoms of sleep apnea, but could not find a successful way to treat their insomnia for an average of ten years. However, when these patients were tested for sleep apnea, all 40 showed they had the condition.
CPAP Failed as Treatment
Once researchers randomly assigned the participants to different treatment modes: 21 to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and 19 to adaptive servo-ventillation (ASV–a kind of “smart” CPAP).
CPAP only helped 24% of patients see improvement in their sleep quality. ASV did better, helping more than two-thirds of patients (68%).
Still, this means that many people who get this type of treatment fail to see the promised benefit
Other alternative treatment options, such as the TruDenta treatment method offered here at Pasadena Pain Management, can help people find an a solution that can finally really help them.
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