Snoring problems can not only steal a good night’s sleep, but also affect the ones you love most. Snoring is a common condition that affects about half of all adults. Sleep is vital for good health. Experts recommend a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep per night for most adults; a lack of sleep can affect hormone levels, mood, weight and work or school performance and may result in physical, mental, social and emotional problems.
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Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy is the most commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This sleep disorder affects an estimated 18 million Americans and is characterized by periodic breathing interruptions throughout the night. These pauses, or gaps, in breathing may be accompanied by choking or gasping,…Read More
Now Offering Inspire Therapy Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the…Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep disorder associated with snoring and pauses in breathing. Treatment is essential; doing so will eliminate daytime drowsiness and help prevent a number of potentially serious medical complications including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the preferred method…Read More
The Pillar Procedure is a simple surgery designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves placing polyester implants into the soft palate to offer structural support and reduce tissue vibrations that cause snoring. Habitual snoring affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans. Not only is it a nuisance for both you and your bed…Read More
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted periodically throughout the night. These pauses, or gaps, in breathing may be accompanied by choking or gasping but rarely awaken the sleeping individual. An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, many of them unaware of their condition. Causes There are two main types…Read More
Snoring is extremely common: 45 percent of American adults snore occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. While many consider it a mere nuisance, snoring is actually a sleep disorder that can be the sign of a serious medical condition. What Causes Snoring When you sleep, your tongue, throat muscles and soft palate relax. If…Read More
Somnoplasty is a surgical procedure for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It works by shrinking tissue in the upper airway, including the uvula, soft palate or base of the tongue using radiofrequency energy. This enlarges the throat and nose space, allowing for unobstructed breathing. Somnoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment method that causes less…Read More