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Sleep Problems

sleep_1Snoring is a common sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea “OSA”, affecting 10 million Americans. We will make a diagnosis through a comprehensive sleep study. If OSA is left untreated your health is at risk with an increased chance of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and immune system damage. We can treat “OSA” with CPAP to help you breathe comfortably throughout the night. We also offer innovative procedures to help you stop snoring and breathe easier while you sleep…

Making sense of your sleep problems…

Snoring Problems

Forty­-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons and it usually grows worse with age. Snoring sounds are caused when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose.

Snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that affects 18 million Americans. If left untreated, OSA poses serious threats to your health. It can increase your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke as well as damage your immune system. Because of this, you should get an accurate diagnosis of your condition from us. In most cases, we can treat OSA with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Comfortable and affordable, the CPAP device helps you breathe easy throughout the night. We also offer these innovative procedures to help you breathe easier while sleeping

What Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?

Nasal CPAP delivers air into your airway through a specially designed nasal mask or pillows. The mask does not breathe for you; the flow of air creates enough pressure when you inhale to keep your airway open. CPAP is considered the most effective nonsurgical treatment for the alleviation of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

If your otolaryngologist determines that the CPAP treatment is right for you, you will be given a prescription to wear the nasal mask every night.

Snoring Surgical Procedures

  • The Pillar® Procedure — This FDA-cleared and clinically proven procedure involves the placement of three tiny implants into the soft palate. Once in place, these implants help reduce the vibration that causes snoring and the ability of the soft palate to obstruct the airway. The Pillar Procedure takes just five minutes to complete in the office.
  • Coblation — This simple approach disintegrates tissue layer by layer, stiffening the palate and enlarging the airways to significantly reduce or even eliminate snoring.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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