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Sep, 2021
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eOs blog, Home Sleep Study, Sleep Apnea

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

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 […]

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15

Aug, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Snoring

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

Snoring Stats

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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15

Jul, 2021
Category

Balloon Sinuplasty, 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. […]

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15

Jun, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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15

May, 2021
Category

Coblation® turbinate reduction, eOs blog

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 […]

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15

Apr, 2021
Category

eOs blog, oral appliances

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 […]

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15

Mar, 2021
Category

Snoring

Is It Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea?

To snore occasionally is human. Well, it’s also canine and numerous other mammals. You may have a slight cold. You may have had just one or two more drinks while binge watching all of Mad Men while trapped indoors many a night during this darn ongoing virus. If you are sleeping in the right position, […]

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14

Feb, 2021
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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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 […]

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15

Dec, 2020
Category

eOs blog, pillar procedure, Snoring

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. […]

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15

Nov, 2020
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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15

Oct, 2020
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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15

Sep, 2020
Category

Inpatient Surgeries, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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15

Aug, 2020
Category

Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorder

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 […]

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15

Jul, 2020
Category

eOs blog, Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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