Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’
What Sleep Apnea Can Do to You
It’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnea. That’s a hard number to get a fully accurate estimate of, however, because about 80 percent of those people don’t get treatment. Bad idea. Sleep apnea is a scary thing that most people think is the problem of “other people.” That’s right […]Read More
Your Partner Will Love You Having Tongue Ablation
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 […]Read More
What’s the Deal with a Home Sleep Study?
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 […]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
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
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 Options for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition affecting millions of Americans. For most people suffering from sleep apnea, there are any number of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments available. From CPAP masks to oral appliances, septoplasty to balloon rhinoplasty, there are very effective treatments available that help most patients. However, some people do not respond to these […]Read More
Benefits of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you should not ignore the diagnosis or the suggested treatment options. Sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health in many ways, and there can be significant health (and mental health) benefits to be gained from treating obstructive sleep apnea. Sleeping Well Is Good for Your […]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
Is Stress Aggravating My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Raise your hand if you’re feeling more stressed lately. You’re not alone. Almost everyone is experiencing a higher level of stress right now, and you may be wondering if stress is aggravating your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Stress and sleep apnea are very poor bedfellows, and stress can impact your sleep. The Stress – Sleep […]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 My Health Impacted by My Sleep Deprivation?
If you have untreated sleep apnea and you have night after night of poor sleep, the lack of sleep can cause serious health ramifications. Oxygen Supply to Organs Every organ can be impacted by sleep apnea. Breathing is an autonomic function, meaning it is something we don’t consciously control. It is necessary for oxygenating the […]Read More
Will I Sleep Better with CPAP?
Are you struggling to stay awake during the day or feeling like you’re moving through your days in a haze because you are not sleeping well at night? Do you feel like you can’t concentrate or get to the afternoon and simply can’t keep your eyes open? These are common complaints for people who have […]Read More
Do I Need a CPAP Mask?
A CPAP mask is a common treatment for people suffering from sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea can be so dangerous to your health, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, treating your apnea is important. A CPAP mask can be beneficial to many people who suffer with sleep apnea. How Does a CPAP Mask Work? […]Read More