Are you one of the over 22 million Americans who suffers from sleep apnea? If so, you’ve likely been advised by your doctor to wear a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine at night. But CPAP isn’t the only solution for sleep apnea – in fact, a new approach right here in Bend, Oregon is changing the way we think about this common condition.

Dr. Kurt Samuelson, a chiropractor with a deep knowledge of holistic healing, and Dr. Glenn Ingram, a sleep specialist with twenty years of practice, have teamed up to develop an effective, non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea. Samuelson and Ingram’s approach is based on the idea that good sleep is all about balance. By combining tailored chiropractic adjustments with a specially designed oral appliance, they aim to help those with sleep apnea enjoy restful and restorative sleep without relying on CPAP.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

First, it’s important to understand what sleep apnea is and how it can affect your health. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, which may last from a few seconds to several minutes. These periods of interrupted breathing cause loud snoring and can lead to daytime sleepiness and fatigue. In severe cases, sleep apnea can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and even increase the risk of car accidents, as sleep-deprived individuals struggle to concentrate and react appropriately.

Traditional treatment approaches focus on CPAP as the solution, and for many people that can be effective. However, others find wearing a CPAP machine and mask uncomfortable and constraining. This is especially true for those who are sleeping with a partner and are concerned about the device’s impact on their relationship.

The Holistic Approach

Samuelson and Ingram believe in treating the root cause of sleep apnea rather than simply masking the symptoms. They work with patients to identify and address the underlying issues that are contributing to the condition, combining chiropractic adjustments to restore proper alignment and movement, and an oral appliance to keep the airway open during sleep.

Chiropractic Care for Sleep Apnea

Samuelson’s expertise lies in treating the structural imbalances that can contribute to poor sleep. The spine and nervous system are intimately connected, so addressing misalignments in the spine can have a positive effect on a wide range of problems, including sleep apnea. Samuelson provides tailored chiropractic adjustments to encourage proper alignment and movement, improving oxygen flow to the brain and encouraging a deeper level of relaxation during sleep.

Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Ingram’s focus is on the best non-invasive methods for improving sleep. He customizes an oral appliance for each patient, which is designed to keep the lower jaw in a comfortable, forward position while you sleep. This reduces the likelihood of airway obstruction and can improve the quality of your sleep.

Benefits of This Integrated Approach

The benefits of this integrated approach to treating sleep apnea are clear. Instead of feeling confined by a CPAP machine, many of Samuelson and Ingram’s patients report feeling more rested and energetic during the day after they start treatment. And by addressing the root cause of sleep apnea, rather than simply treating the symptoms, they’re able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from living well without any invasive devices. Plus, there are no side effects to worry about – the treatments are safe and gentle.

Can You Benefit from This Treatment Approach?

If you’re tired of looking at the same old treatment options for sleep apnea, consider giving Samuelson and Ingram’s holistic approach a try. Their integrated approach is designed to help you enjoy more restful and restorative sleep, without the need for a CPAP machine. Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefits of an all-natural treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the condition. Call them today to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out if you can benefit from their innovative approach.

Living well without CPAP is possible, and Bend’s holistic approach to sleep apnea provides an effective and non-invasive method to finally get great sleep, night after night.