Snoring keeping you up at night?
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Is your snoring affecting you or your partner? You are not alone. About 45% of all U.S. adults snore at least occasionally, and around 1 in every 4 are habitual snorers. The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness provides quality insomnia, snoring, and sleep apnea treatments for patients in South Florida. Dr. David C. Brodner has over 20 years of both clinical and research experience along with the bedside manner to help you breathe better and manage your snoring and sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
When the upper airways become obstructed or inhibited, this can lead to sleep disruption, reduced quality sleep, and snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition in which snoring can lead to a complete lack of airflow or inhibited breathing while asleep. If you are experiencing obstructive sleep apnea, your bed partner may hear a break in snoring followed by a loud gasp for air and further snoring.
Are there health risks if Snoring goes untreated?
In short, yes there are problems that will arise if you do not treat your snoring. Some of them include:
- Daytime tiredness or persistent fatigue
- Chronic sore throat
- Difficulty maintaining focus or concentration
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Impaired breathing while asleep
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment Options
Our team of sleep and snoring specialists offer diagnosis and treatment for obstructive snoring and sleep apnea, including nonsurgical, minimally-invasive, and surgical treatments tailored to each patient’s needs.
What are the different treatment options?
We offer many different treatment options at The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness; these include:
- CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
- BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure)
- OA (Oral Appliance) Therapy
- Endoscopic Septoplasty
- Balloon Sinus Dilation
- Soft Palate Tightening
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
- Maxillary Mandibular Advancement Surgeries
Can a Balloon Sinus Dilation help my Sleep Apnea?
Balloon Sinus Dilation (balloon sinuplasty) is an advanced minimally invasive in-office treatment for recurrent or chronic sinusitis sufferers. It is a safe, and convenient procedure performed in less than one hour. BSD also improves airflow in sleep apnea sufferers, which is another great benefit. This sophisticated treatment offers fast recovery time and long-lasting relief from nasal congestion.
UPPP Surgery (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP or UP3) is a surgical treatment to remove tissue and/or remodel tissue in the throat, to improve the sleep quality of sleep apnea sufferers. This may include removal of the tonsils or adenoids.
Common Sleep Disorder Symptoms
The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms in the ear that inform the brain about your position, orientation in space and movement, and all times to keep you in balance.
A false sensation of spinning or whirling, known as vertigo, can occur when the signal to the brain is blocked or misfires.
The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infections, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency to get earaches.
While most ear pain resolves itself in a matter of days, you should get a physical examination to understand the type of infection, prevent it from spreading and obtain treatment to help alleviate the pain.
Hearing loss has a lot of different causes and manifestations. It can be sudden or gradual. It can occur in one ear or both ears. It can be temporary or permanent.
It happens to people of all ages and is associated with the aging process. Before discussing causes and treatments for hearing loss, it is important to understand how hearing works.
There are a variety of sores that can occur in or around the mouth. Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer.
Neck pain is often a result of overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the neck from sports, recreational activities, work, or household chores.
It is generally characterized by stiffness, a kink, or severe pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back, and/or arms. Neck pain can also be caused by stress, trauma, injury or may be a symptom of the flu or meningitis.
The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body.
Breathing problems may impact one or multiple of these functions. Breathing problems can be temporary or chronic, mild or severe, but they usually increase with age.
Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose.
Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue, and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway.
Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound.
Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu.
But there are other reasons for sore throats that may be symptomatic of more serious problems.
Most head and neck cancers are relatively preventable since they are highly correlated with tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
They are also generally curable if caught early. Symptoms to watch out for include pain swallowing, trouble breathing, ear pain, a lump in the neck that lasts longer than two weeks, a growth in the mouth and bleeding from the mouth, nose or throat.
Oral cancers appear as red or white patches of mouth tissue or small ulcers that look like canker sores but are painless.
Oral cancers usually form on the tongue or floor of the mouth, but can occur on any tissue in and around the mouth.
Schedule a Consultation
There are many symptoms that lead to sleep disorders and as a double board-certified physician in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology, Dr. Brodner, uses a variety of techniques to treat these various issues. Discover sophisticated sleep apnea and snoring treatment options for the South Florida area, please call 561.735.8750 to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at our office located in Boynton Beach, FL to learn more about quality treatment options for sleep apnea and snoring patients at The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness.