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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. There are several different types of sleep apnea and, depending on the type you suffer from, your treatment options may differ.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you will likely:

Snore loudly
sleep apnea causes snoring
Wake up with headaches
sleep apnea can cause headaches
Be fatigued during the day
sleep apnea can cause fatigue
And more!

Causes and Misconceptions

Sleep apnea is often traced to a nasal problem. Your nose may not be humidifying air well enough, or it may have constrictions as a result of swelling from previous conditions, hyperallergic responses, polyps, or even acid reflux.

A lot of doctors view sleep apnea as one diagnosis. If you have it, you need to lose weight. This couldn’t be further from the truth; many healthy young people with long-term nasal problems acquire this condition as well.

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Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral Appliance Therapy offers patients a non-surgical option for treating their sleep apnea. It functions as a tool to maintain an unobstructed, open airway to facilitate proper breathing during sleep. While there are over-the-counter versions of this tool, a custom-made oral appliance has proven to be more effective at treating sleep apnea.

For more information, contact the Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia, or make your consultation appointment online.

Specialized Treatment from Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia

When evaluated for sleep apnea, you need a doctor who knows the importance of nasal health and anatomy.

They need to look at the way your nose connects to your face, sinuses, the septum, the palate, and the sinus structures above the larynx.

Our Physicians will look for the site of resistance increase. The nose, tongue base, opening into the nose, and nostrils all need to be evaluated by a person who is experienced in looking at these kinds of problems. Our cutting-edge VOAT Procedure is a desirable alternative to CPAP and is a permanent solution to treating sleep apnea. Our own Dr. Dillard was the first to perform this procedure in Georgia and has been featured in the media for his contributions to the medical field.

Are There Surgical Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be caused by a variety of different factors. Some of these factors, such as those related to the tongue base or tonsils, can be treated surgically. Learn more here:

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Learn more about sleep apnea and your treatment options with Dr. Dillard's Book, "Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To."