Snoring and Sleep Apnea Procedures
Snoring is a very common problem. Virtually all of us either snore, sleep with someone who snores or knows someone who snores. Every family has a snorer who is often the object of many good-natured jokes. Yet, for many, snoring is a serious problem. It is not only embarrassing but often keeps everyone in the house from getting a good night’s sleep. Daytime problems such as fatigue, headache, and poor concentration can be attributed to poor sleep.
A thorough history and physical exam will usually indicate whether or not there is part of the more serious medical problem. The exam allows us to determine the cause of snoring. We can tell what role nasal congestion, allergies, and sinusitis play in snoring. The questions that need to be answered at this visit include: Do you have a nasal obstruction? Are your tonsils and adenoids causing the blockage? Are your enlarged uvula and floppy soft palate the main issue?
We recommend that nasal obstruction, sinusitis, tonsil disease, and allergies issues are ruled out before analysis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.