Perhaps it all started with a forceful nudge from your partner during the night to try to stop your snoring. Then came the headaches, the daytime drowsiness—all the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. Perhaps one of our ENT physicians in Raleigh offered a solution: a CPAP machine. But what is a CPAP machine for sleep […]
What causes snoring? Learn how snoring can keep you from getting a great nights sleep and how a CPAP machine might be the answer. Sleep through the night and wake up feeling rested. Here’s how.
Yes, 2 to 4 percent of children have a form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and ten percent snore regularly, leaving them susceptible to the same health risks and problems that occur in adults with OSA, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disease where there is […]
The New Year brings many resolutions and hopes for a healthier 2018. Some of the most common ones we’ve heard all too often: the dedication to lose weight, to eat better and to finally take advantage of that gym membership. We believe there is something important that is often overlooked on that list: sleep. Americans […]
When you say you’ve been “sawing logs,” it makes snoring sound almost quaint. In reality, there’s nothing remotely charming about snoring—particularly for spouses who have to share a bed with a chronic snorer. If you’re the guilty party, you’re probably embarrassed to be the cause of your partner’s bedtime tossing and turning. But there’s much […]
Hold your breath for 60 seconds. Wait 30 minutes and hold it again. Now, do that twice an hour for eight hours. It’s difficult to get anything done, isn’t it? Now imagine doing that all night—there’s no way you would get a good night’s sleep! This is the case for many with obstructive sleep apnea. Those […]
When children have difficulty with chronic stuffy noses, continual snoring, and frequent bouts of strep throat, it may be time to “round up the usual suspects.” In this case, the “usual suspects” are frequently the tonsils. While tonsil removal (or tonsillectomy) was once considered a rite of passage, the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) has […]