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Throat

Treatment - Snoring and Sleep Apnea

- Surgery and Treatment of Snoring Related Problems

- Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

- Sleep Testing

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SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes your breathing to be interrupted during sleep.  Sleep apnea is a common problem for most people and it's usually reported by another person.

 

Symptoms of sleep apnea can include loud snoring, breathing pauses that stops and starts, choking noises, gasping for air during sleep, insomnia, hypersomnia, morning headache, irritability, fatigued, and awakening with dry mouth.   

The main common types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, Central sleep apnea and Complex sleep apnea syndrome.

        Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles relax.

        Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn't send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.

        Complex sleep apnea syndrome occurs when the affected person experiences both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep               apnea.

If you think that you might have sleep apnea, make an appointment with a doctor to discuss your treatment options.