Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Dr. Martini specializes in treating snoring, sleep apnea and airway restriction.
Are sleep apnea and snoring problems impacting your life and the life of your partner?
Have you tried over-the-counter sprays and nasal strips that don’t solve the problem?
If you are losing sleep due to a sleep disorder and are experiencing a diminished quality of life, leaving you exhausted and frustrating your partner – don’t lose hope! Life-changing options are available that can restore a normal sleep cycle for a healthier and happier life.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a severe disorder that causes an individual to stop breathing while asleep. Disruption of the sleep cycle leads to severe fatigue, while having insufficient oxygen can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.
Many patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that forces air through a mask.
These machines have drawbacks, such as disturbing the sleep of your partner, or the inconvenience of having to bring the device everywhere you travel.
If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to heart problems and other dire health consequences. Surgical options can help remedy the persistent snoring, choking, and frequent waking caused by sleep apnea, and result in a higher quality of life and a more restful night’s sleep.
An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is which is a serious disorder in which your breathing stops or is interrupted during sleep. Those who live with sleep apnea can have these instances of interrupted breathing hundreds of times in a single night.
When your body doesn’t receive enough oxygen, including your brain, your sleep is disturbed. Although you’re not aware of every time your sleep is disturbed from sleep apnea, this constant disruption wears on your body and can have along-lasting impact on your health.
There are two types of Sleep Apnea:
1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, as the name implies, occurs due to an obstruction in the airway that prevents you from breathing with ease while sleeping. This form of sleep apnea is often caused by soft tissue in the throat collapsing, causing the blockage that interrupts breathing and disrupts sleep.
2. Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to tell your body and send messages to your muscles to breathe.This form of sleep apnea can be a sign that another medical condition is present.
Mixed or Complex Sleep Apnea
It is also possible to have a combination of both forms of sleep apnea, referred to as mixed or complex sleep apnea.
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What’s Wrong with Snoring?
Snoring is not natural. The air pathways in your sinuses should allow you to breathe without obstruction.Snoring is often associated with an anatomy problem in your nose. Snoring is not an illness, but it is a symptom. Symptoms are indications that you have an illness or disease. Two of the troubling illnesses that can lead to snoring are sleep apnea and sinusitis.
The issue you’re suffering from could be associated with sleep apnea.
Stop snoring from harassing your family and disrupting your sleep!
Snoring isn’t a harmless noise. Not only does it disrupt your sleep, but it disrupts the sleep of your partner and family, and it’s also a sign of a more serious health issue. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, sinusitis, or both, finding what’s causing this issue matters if you ever want your life to return to a happier, healthier state.
After you find out what’s causing your snoring and breathing issues, it’s time to take action to experience breathing out of your nose without congestion, blockages, or snoring.
Can we share two quick secrets with you about sleep apnea and sinusitis?
- Your medical therapy, mouth guards, and nasal strips won’t bring you long-term results
- CPAP and sinus surgery are no longer your only long-term treatment options