Patients with difficulty sleeping at night and/or feeling tired during the daytime will find that the board-certified physicians of WellStar ENT can help them get a good night’s sleep once again. Those who have been told that their snoring is disruptive to others will be pleased to learn that our doctors can diagnose the location of origin of the problem – generally the nose or the back of the throat, and sometimes both-and then offer multiple treatment options.
When nasal obstruction causes snoring, a minimally invasive in-office procedure may be utilized to shrink the tissues in the sidewall of the nose, thereby improving airflow and reducing snoring. When the problem is at the level of the palate, an awake, in-office radiofrequency reduction and stiffening of the soft palate or placement of soft implants into the roof of the mouth may help to silence the disruptive noise.
If the problem goes beyond snoring and is characterized by gasping for air at night or stopping breathing, our physicians may arrange an overnight sleep study in a state-of-the-art sleep lab. If sleep apnea is evident, we help our patients by initiating non-surgical treatment such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), or by proceeding with surgical options aimed at addressing narrowing at any point in the airway from the tip of the nose to the back of the mouth and then down into the throat.
Each patient is unique, and our doctors will work with you to identify the exact nature and location(s) of nighttime airway obstruction and address your problem skillfully and compassionately. If you’re ready to start sleeping better, call WellStar ENT today to arrange a consultation with one of our specialists.