Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons and it usually grows worse with age. Snoring sounds are caused when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose.
Snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that affects 18 million Americans. If left untreated, OSA poses serious threats to your health. It can increase your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke as well as damage your immune system. Because of this, you should get an accurate diagnosis of your condition from us. In most cases, we can treat OSA with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Comfortable and affordable, the CPAP device helps you breathe easy throughout the night. We also offer these innovative procedures to help you breathe easier while sleeping
Nasal CPAP delivers air into your airway through a specially designed nasal mask or pillows. The mask does not breathe for you; the flow of air creates enough pressure when you inhale to keep your airway open. CPAP is considered the most effective nonsurgical treatment for the alleviation of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If your otolaryngologist determines that the CPAP treatment is right for you, you will be given a prescription to wear the nasal mask every night.