There are as many different headache treatments as there are headaches–and more. So it’s very hard to know when to try certain remedies. Sleep apnea treatment can be a very effective approach to treating your headaches, but when should you try it? Here’s a guide.
Have You Been Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea but you aren’t using your sleep apnea treatment, either because you can’t adapt to CPAP or because you don’t think it will make a difference–change your mind now. Seek out a more comfortable treatment like oral appliance therapy or just try your treatment and see how much difference it will make.
Do You Have Morning Headaches?
If you tend to have your headaches in the morning, you have to strongly suspect that sleep apnea may be a factor. It might be that sleep apnea is to blame for your headaches, or it may be that you have some other type of headache that is being impacted by your sleep apnea.
First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Go to bed on time–and make sure you fall asleep quickly. But if getting the right number of hours of sleep has no impact on your headaches, suspect sleep apnea might be a factor.
Do You Have Other Sleep Apnea Symptoms?
Headaches are commonly related to sleep apnea, and if you have other sleep apnea symptoms or related signs, such as daytime sleepiness, loss of focus, low energy, and loud snoring, you should consider the possibility that sleep apnea really is to blame for your migraines. Even if it’s not directly related, sleep apnea treatment might help by relieving other related causes, such as high blood pressure.
Is Your Current Headache Treatment Not Working?
Many people with chronic headaches find that they just can’t get good results even though they may try many headache treatments. If you’re in this category, then it might be that you have isolated the cause of your headaches: sleep apnea, and now you need to treat it.
If you are looking for headache treatment in Omaha and think sleep apnea might be responsible for your pain, please call (402) 493-4175 for an appointment with a sleep dentist at the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center.