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Sleep Apnea

 The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

The main types of sleep apnea are:


  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax and block the flow of air into the lungs

  • Central sleep apnea (CSA), which occurs when the brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing

Sleep apnea is much more common than you may think. In fact, The National Sleep Foundation has reported that sleep apnea likely affects as much as 20% of the population, and it's been found that around 85% of individuals with sleep apnea don't know they have it.

Dr. Maya Thomas, MD explains the important role that quality sleep plays in your overall health

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:

  • Loud snoring

  • Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person

  • Gasping for air during sleep

  • Awakening with a dry mouth

  • Morning headache

  • Difficulty staying asleep, known as insomnia

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness, known as hypersomnia

  • Difficulty paying attention while awake

  • Irritability

How We Treat Sleep Apnea At Rising Health

Advanced Testing

  • Wellue O2 Oximetry Ring - Track your oxygen level every second with this simple device. Wearing the ring will automatically start tracking your overnight blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and body movement continuously.

  • For $30, patients can take the ring home, wear it overnight and simply bring it back the next day. Our team will review the report and share the information with the patient. When necessary, we will schedule a new patient appointment with a provider to address any areas of improvement for the patient.

  • Comprehensive labs of your metabolic deficiencies, gut health, heavy metal toxicities, and DNA health panels, leading us to the root cause of your symptoms.

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Wellue O2 Oximetry Ring

A man sleeping peacefully after getting treatment for his sleep apnea.

Personalized Approach

  • We take a detailed patient history in order to better understand your genetics, lifestyle, and symptoms. We need to know what toxins you’re exposed to on a daily basis in order to know how to best treat you

Precision Medicine
  • We provide whole body patient care that takes into account diet modifications, lifestyle changes, supplement regimens and so much more. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping you start living your best life.

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Functional neurologist Dr. Maya Thomas, MD goes over ideal oxygen levels during sleep

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