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Are My Tonsils Making Me Snore?

portrait of stressful, exhausted woman snoring while sleeping on bed in bedroom environment
June 15th, 2022

Every morning your partner greets you with a not-so-subtle reminder of how your snoring is ruing their sleep. You’ve tried everything from adjusting your sleep position to different pillows, and you still get kicked out of your room. If your snoring has you at your wit’s end, there may be a little-known culprit that makes […]

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Your Partner Will Love You Having Tongue Ablation

Man in bed suffering for sleep apnea syndrome
February 14th, 2022

February is the month for lovers. But there’s nothing romantic about snoring, especially when it is chronic. Fortunately for your love life, Dr. Volpi can perform radiofrequency ablation of the tongue to shrink some of those tissues that are getting in the way of your airflow, causing your snoring. These are simple procedures Dr. Volpi […]

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When the Tonsils Need to Come Out

November 15th, 2021

If you’re over 55, odds are you know someone who has had their tonsils out. It was a pretty common minor surgery back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s on kids who had a couple bouts of tonsillitis. A tonsillectomy was considered a good treatment for the infection and inflammation of tonsillitis. Today ENT doctors […]

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Correcting a Deviated Septum

Sinus pain, sinusitis. Sad man holding his nose, black and white photo with red sore zone
October 15th, 2021

Our noses have many parts that we know little about. So, when we hear about a procedure such as a septoplasty, we return a blank look. Uh, what?  When a patient has a deviated septum that means the partition between their nostrils has issues and surgery is necessary to correct it — septoplasty.  Dr. Volpi […]

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What’s the Deal with a Home Sleep Study?

Man in 40's lying on bed doing a sleep study is a patient in room with medical equipment measuring pulse, sleep patterns, etc
September 15th, 2021

It’s estimated that about 24 million Americans live with sleep apnea, but most have no idea they have it. But when the symptoms of sleep apnea such as daytime drowsiness and waking with a headache or a dry throat finally dictate attention, that’s when Dr. Volpi gets a call at eos Sleep.  Once Dr. Volpi […]

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Snoring Stats

face of blonde caucasian five years old girl, with open mouth and funny expression sleeping on king bed
August 15th, 2021

Snoring is commonplace, even though most of us don’t think we snore. Of course, our partners in the bed next to us beg to differ! Snoring is estimated to affect 57 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the U.S. It even occurs in about a quarter of all children.  While snoring is […]

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How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

July 15th, 2021

The sinuses are interconnected cavities in the skull that are normally filled with air. Their walls are lined with mucus-secreting membranes. Hairs in those membranes sweep out the mucus so it can drain out of your nose. But when those membranes become inflamed or infected, they block the nasal passages, keeping the fluid from draining. […]

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Sleep Apnea Can Be Serious Business

June 15th, 2021

Everyone snores from time to time, although each of us denies that fact any time the issue is raised, with some disdain, by our partner sleeping next to us. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. The result is the buzzsaw that is […]

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What are the Turbinates and Why Do I Care?

May 15th, 2021

Beyond our sinuses and maybe our septum, most people have little more knowledge of the anatomy of their nose. As such, they can’t tell if they simply snore sometimes or if they actually suffer from sleep apnea.  One culprit is the nasal turbinates. When the turbinates are overly large, whether due to inflammation or simple […]

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Maybe You Only Need an Oral Appliance

April 15th, 2021

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that many people don’t take seriously. They think they simply snore at night, as everyone does at least occasionally. But sleep apnea is much more than snoring. Snoring is caused by some impingement of the airway by sagging skin, congestion, and other issues. The vibration of the tissue creates […]

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Why Do Some People Have Sleep Apnea but Not Others?

February 14th, 2021

Sleep apnea is a somewhat mysterious condition. While doctors such as Dr. Volpi at eos Sleep are experts in all facets of this serious condition, most people know little about it. Many people assume it’s just a little snoring and nothing to worry about. But when it involves sleep apnea, that’s way beyond normal occasional […]

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Can I Buy A Vowel? Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

January 15th, 2021

Sometimes when a patient has moderate to severe sleep apnea and it is impacting their quality of life, it may be necessary for Dr. Volpi to perform a surgery that sounds like it should be right out of a spelling bee. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. There’s a reason it is usually shortened to UPPP. Dr. Volpi may opt […]

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Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure

December 15th, 2020

Snoring seems harmless enough. When you were a kid you probably felt as if your Dad’s snoring was lifting the roof of the house with every breath. Usually, it is harmless, just annoying to anyone in range. But sometimes it points to a more serious health issue, sleep apnea. At eos sleep, one of Dr. […]

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5 Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

November 15th, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of new sleep apnea cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. This sleep disorder makes it nearly impossible to get a good, restful night of sleep. That’s because sleep apnea causes multiple cessations of breathing throughout the night, sometimes hundreds of times a night. The temporary breathing cessation is caused by […]

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Will the Holidays Impact My Sleep Apnea?

October 15th, 2020

Around the holidays, a lot of patients struggle more with their obstructive sleep apnea. While there are many reasons why sleep apnea is aggravated during the holiday season, these are the most likely reasons – and they are all ones you can avoid. Alcohol Consumption During the holidays, with parties and gatherings (which may be […]

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