Managing Sleep Apnea at home

Sleep Apnea

We can help you improve the quality of your sleep

At UnityPoint at Home, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional sleep apnea care services. Our compassionate and skilled staff are specially trained to care for persons with sleep apnea and the equipment used for treatment. We can help you manage the unique lifestyle challenges associated with this disorder.

What is Sleep Apnea?

At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long term sleep disorders each year. Of those, approximately 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder when a person's breathing stops or gets very shallow while sleeping. These pauses in breathing can last anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds or more, and can occur 20 to 30 times or more in one hour. Over time, this interrupted pattern can cause serious health concerns and increase the risk of personal injury due to sleep deprivation.

Personalized Care... in Your Home, Your Surroundings - The Best Possible Choice for Managing Sleep Apnea

A poor sleep pattern deprives the body of the rest it needs to function properly and recover from daily stresses and activity. Our sleep apnea care program allows those diagnosed with sleep apnea to maintain their independence at home, while learning to manage the disorder and improve their quality of sleep.

Medical Care & Support for Sleep Apnea

A diagnosis of sleep apnea often requires lifestyle changes for both the patient and their family. Successful treatment may require weight loss, surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to help them breathe better at night. A CPAP machine increases the air pressure in the throat so the airway does not collapse when you breathe in.

Under the supervision and direction of your own physician, our care team offers a realm of services to help you cope with sleep apnea and treatment equipment:

  • CPAP installation and education
  • Technical support and machine maintenance
  • Dietary and exercise guidance
  • Counseling and emotional support

Getting People Back to Normal Life

Continuous sleep interruptions can lead to sleep deprivation, which causes the body to not function as properly or efficiently as it should. In addition, the fatigue that follows a poor night's sleep makes it difficult to stay focused and accomplish tasks without nodding off the next day. This vicious cycle can wreak havoc on a person and family, and increase the risk of personal injury or death. We can help.

Helping With Daily Activities

The staff at UnityPoint at Home can help with a variety of daily living activities, such as:

  • Bathing and grooming care
  • Light household chores
  • Meal preparation
  • Exercise supervision

Sleep Apnea Can Be Helped. We Can Help You.

UnityPoint at Home offers a variety of services to help those diagnosed with sleep apnea live a happier, more productive life. Call us today about your unique case and we can help determine the scope of care needed.