Sleep apnea can ruin your nightly sleep and your daytime energy levels; however, we don’t normally associate the condition with job-loss. Recently, former Green Bay Packers Vice President Jason Wied resigned, due to an addiction to herbal remedies he took to treat both insomnia and sleep apnea.
News of failed sleep apnea treatment isn’t uncommon; as certain treatments – such as CPAP, for instance – just don’t work out for everyone. While herbal remedies have never shown to be a suitable way of treating sleep apnea, Wied’s case shows they can also lead to addiction.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea Must Be Proven and Permanent
Though plenty of treatments and alternative remedies exist for “treating” sleep apnea, the long-term use of these unproven methods, including herbal remedies, can sometimes cause serious harm. Often, patients suffering from sleep apnea and other sleep disorders will come across alternative treatments, including those that can be done at home; however, such treatment types only offer a temporary fix that doesn’t address the main cause.
Aside from herbal remedies and other alternative treatment methods, there are numerous proven ways to treat sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy has proved to be very effective in allowing for restful sleep that is free of periods of non-breathing. Why seek temporary relief, when a permanent fix is an email or phone call away?
Contact Dr. Berry’s office online or call (303) 691-0267 today to learn more about a safe, effective sleep apnea treatment. Don’t let sleep sleep apnea cause another drowsy day or a possible an end to your career.