Nasal congestion is a problem that can ruin a good night’s sleep. Not only can congestion keep you from getting sleep, but it can also disturb your partner’s rest. Sometimes nighttime stuffiness can be related to allergies. But when allergy medications don’t solve the problem, nasal airway obstruction may be the reason.
Dr. Volpi can help you identify the reason behind your congestion and help you address a nasal airway obstruction.
How is a Nasal Airway Obstruction Diagnosed?
Diagnosis of a nasal airway obstruction comes from an ear, nose, and throat physician. After an exam, the doctor can order an endoscopy, ct scan, or x-ray to identify issues in the nasal cavity.
What Causes a Nasal Airway Obstruction?
When you can’t use your nose to breathe, it can affect your quality of sleep and those around you. Not knowing the cause behind nighttime congestion can make matters worse. After an exam and imaging tests, your doctor can identify the cause of a Nasal Airway Obstruction, which can include
- A deviated septum
- Chronic sinusitis
- Nasal valve collapse
- Enlarged turbinates
- Nasal Tumors
Symptoms of Nasal Airway Obstruction
A blocked airway affects your sleep and can make you unproductive the following morning. It can also have several other effects that can ruin your quality of life. Not getting enough sleep can compromise your immune system because your body heals itself while you rest. Nasal airway obstructions can cause repeated sinus infections, nasal drainage, breathing through the mouth, and mood changes.
How is Nasal Airway Obstruction Treated?
Treatment methods for nasal airway obstruction vary based on the situation. Medications such as steroids and antibiotics can help some patients. But, other patients may need a nasal implant to treat the condition.
How a Latera nasal implant can help
A Latera nasal implant is a minimally invasive procedure designed to help support the nasal wall. The body absorbs the implant, providing continuous nasal wall support and helping with your symptoms.
Patients can begin noticing results 4-6 weeks after receiving the implant. Studies show the implant provided many patients with reduced nasal congestion, better sleep quality, and the ability to get air through the nose during exercise.
If nasal congestion is wreaking havoc on your sleep, talk to the sleep experts at EOS sleep. Schedule an appointment by calling (212) 873-6036.