Posts With Category: ‘eOs blog’
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
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. […]Read More
Sleep Apnea Can Be Serious Business
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 […]Read More
What are the Turbinates and Why Do I Care?
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 […]Read More
Maybe You Only Need an Oral Appliance
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 […]Read More
Why Do Some People Have Sleep Apnea but Not Others?
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 […]Read More
Can I Buy A Vowel? Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
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 […]Read More
Stopping the Buzzsaw with the Pillar Procedure
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. […]Read More
5 Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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 […]Read More
Will the Holidays Impact My Sleep Apnea?
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 […]Read More
Surgical Treatments for Sleep Apnea
While inpatient surgery for sleep apnea is never the first choice for treatment, for some people suffering from sleep apnea, it is a welcome choice. Whether you are CPAP intolerant and have not found a suitable alternative treatment for your apnea or your sleep apnea is so severe that it is interfering with your quality […]Read More
Septoplasty in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. While this sometimes occurs because the brain fails to send the proper messages to the body to continue breathing (central sleep apnea) the most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea – where the tongue, soft palate, and throat muscles relax […]Read More
How is Sleep Apnea in Children Treated?
How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea in Kids? Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea can be treated in several ways. Which treatment works best depends on where the blockage that reduces airflow is located: Topical nasal steroids can produce relief for children with allergies or sinus issues. Removal of the tonsils or adenoids can help when they […]Read More
How Can a CPAP Mask Help with Sleep Apnea?
If you stop and start breathing repeatedly during sleep, you may have a condition called sleep apnea. A CPAP machine can help. Is It Dangerous to Sleep Without a CPAP? A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine provides a constant supply of pressurized air to keep your airways open as you sleep. A fitted mask […]Read More
Is My Child’s Snoring Normal or a Sleep Disorder?
If your child snores, you may think it is exhaustion. In some cases, however, snoring can indicate the presence of a sleep disorder that can affect your child. What Makes a Child Snore? The following are some of the most common causes of snoring in children: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids A cold or another form […]Read More
How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Your Heart?
Sleep Deprivation and Heart Health Being sleep-deprived, especially over a long period of time, can put you at risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. One of the reasons this might occur is the fact that not getting enough sleep can cause blood pressure to increase. Having high blood pressure raises the risk […]Read More