Sleep Disorders & Treatments
Dr. Mir Varquez is committed to providing high-quality treatment for all Sleep Disorders including Sleep Apnea. For some patients, sleep disorder treatment protocols may include adopting new sleep routines (bedtime routines). For others, treatment may involve medications and the use of a CPAP machine. Dr. Varquez often discovers secondary diseases related to sleep apnea. As a board-certified cardiologist, she is committed to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders and related cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Varquez is the medical director of Serenity Sleep Lab, Cullman Heart & Urgent Care, and Belle D’ Mir Med-Spa.
CPAP Therapy for Sleep Disorders
The most common, and least invasive way of treating sleep apnea is with positive airway pressure. Positive airway pressure is often the treatment of choice for all patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea and for most with mild but symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea. Ask Dr. Varquez about the details related to CPAP Therapy and Equipment. In most cases, an overnight sleep study is required for proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and related issues.
Goal of treatment for Sleep Disorders
The goal of treatment with a CPAP system is to improve overall health, limit the risk of cardiovascular disease and to prevent heart failure and death. The specific objectives are to improve the quality of sleep and to reduce the number of episodes to a safe level. Improved sleep quality usually alleviates the symptoms caused by sleep apnea. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea that we can usually improve are sleepiness and fatigue during the day, (narcolepsy) and lack of concentration. The use of a CPAP machine can also minimize other problems such as snoring, insomnia, lack of concentration during the day, nighttime urinary urge, and frequent awakenings.
Heart and blood vessel disease (also called heart disease) includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis.