Sleep is essential, but when snoring has become so severe, it disrupts sleep patterns it needs to be corrected. Snoring and sleep apnea have contributed to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Lack of sleep can contribute to traffic accidents. 1 in 5 people has some form of OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea that is not controlled using non-surgical methods. Snoring Surgery is recommended for patients who have already tried CPAP therapy or oral appliances. Underlying issues could be the reason the therapies have not worked.
The most common causes of snoring are enlarged adenoids or tonsils. The enlarged glands cause airflow obstruction when a person sleeps and results in them snoring or a temporary stop breathing. Altered breathing leads people to wake up at various times through the night disturbing the sleep cycle. Patients who snore at night wake in the morning feeling groggy drained, and lack motivation throughout the day. There are however other reasons a person will snore in their sleep; some patients have excess skin in the throat that needs to be removed or have a weakened soft palate that vibrates when air passes. Snoring Surgery is an outpatient procedure that can have a patient home shortly after surgery.
Many times the patient can resume full activity the day after the procedure is performed with very little to no restrictions. Many who have received the surgery report better sleep immediately following their procedure. Every person should see an ENT or Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist if snoring is preventing a good night’s sleep. In many cases, these doctors can pinpoint any issue that could play into disruptive sleep patterns. People who experience snoring should contact an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist to discuss the right procedure to correct the problem. Left untreated patients could suffer other illnesses including death. Contact to schedule an appointment and break the bad sleep cycle. Their doctors are board certified and work to help patients to relieve a variety of medical problems including chronic ear and sinus infections. They also treat patients with cancers of the neck and head.
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