Your Sinus Doctor, David Martini, MD FACS

2016 Pineview Avenue
Tifton, GA 31794
229-484-8400

312 Westside Drive
Douglas, GA 31533
912-438-5300

Douglas Location: 912-438-5300
Tifton Location: 229-484-8400

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.

Problems with snoring in a relationship

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.

Problems with snoring in a relationship

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

Take the first step towards relief with Ear Nose and Throat doctor (ENT) Dr. Jeffrey Silveira and Dr. David Martini, by learning more about your options and by scheduling an appointment today.

“No more sinus headaches, infections, stuffed nose or dizziness.”

Dr. Martini performed my sinus surgery, and I am very happy with the results. I feel so much better. Dr. Martini is a wonderful, very knowledgeable doctor.

“Wonderful Doctor and Results”

I have been using Dr Silveria for years, he has always been accurate, helpful and did what he said he was going to do, I will continue using him. Have had no problems with his work or his staff.

“Breathing great, sleeping great, and my wife really appreciates how much less cranky I am.”

I feel like a new person and in a much better mood. Thank you Dr. Martini.

"Greatly impressed with the staff and Doctor."

They were all very courteous and came across as very caring. The doctor did not make me feel rushed and answered questions I had and my husband had about the procedure. Dr. Silveira was very warm and took time to explain things so I could understand. The treatment will be taking 4-6 months so will see if this continues! The office is very comfortable. They even have coffee and cookies available!! Never been in a doctors office that offered that for sure!

“I’ve suffered for years with nasal congestion. I’ve tried many different medications, with no success.”

After my surgery and treatment here, I’m breathing great and have no more trouble with sinus pressure or headaches!

“I recommend Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic to any one who has sleep apnea.”

Dr. Jeffrey L. Silveira, MD office and staff are amazing!  I have had many T.R.F.A. and I breathe better to the point where I no longer require a machine. Soon I will be receiving Sinuplasty and I know Dr. Silveira will take good care of me and answer questions I may have. Just a side note, you are treated like family, and if you wish to have prayers said before surgery, he will also do that too! Thank you so much E.N.T!

“My initial consultation went great.”

Everything was explained clearly to me. All of my questions were answered and my options in future treatments were explained to me. I felt like I was listened to and that the staff genuinely cared about me. I’m looking forward to coming back.

“Well-worth the 2 hour drive from Albany.”

Friendly, professional, very knowledgeable ENT.

"I was miserable before the procedure and I now have complete relief."

I feel like a completely different person. - R.A.

The Link Between Sinusitis and Sleep Apnea

Why Both Sinusitis and Sleep Apnea are Destroying Your Sleep and Interrupting Your Happiness

Both issues, due to their ability to block your air pathways, complicate breathing while sleeping. This results in snoring and waking up at night, which can leave you and your partner tired and drained of energy. If that’s not how you want to live your life and sinus surgery scares you, we would like to offer an alternative.

Problems with snoring in a relationship

A Minimally-Invasive Option Worth Exploring for Sleep Apnea and Sinusitis - Balloon Sinuplasty

With Your Sinus Doctor, there are minimally-invasive office procedures that can reduce and resolve your bothersome snoring and the many complications of having sleep apnea and sinusitis.

Balloon sinuplasty is an in-office procedure where a small balloon is placed in your blocked air pathways, inflated, and removed. The procedure reopens your pathways, allowing air to flow through your sinuses.

Shrinking large turbinates and the nasal valve (anatomy inside of your nose that restricts airflow), while performing a Balloon Sinuplasty, can bring normal breathing and drainage back into your life.

Sleep and breathe without being restricted and avoid the bacteria buildup that causes painful and burdensome sinus infections. An Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor can analyze your symptoms, locate the source of the problem, and diagnose your issue or issues.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?

Can it help my snoring or sleep apnea?

If your snoring is a symptom of blocked air pathways, Balloon Sinuplasty may be right for you. Balloon sinuplasty is an in-office procedure where a small balloon is placed in your blocked air pathways, inflated, and then removed. The procedure reopens your pathways, allowing air to flow through your sinuses.

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