Worried you’re keeping your partner up at night with your snoring, or having difficulty sleeping because of your partner’s snores? You’re not alone. Snoring is an incredibly common condition and very treatable.
Throughout our practice, we have multiple modalities to help with sleep apnea and snoring. For concerns that require pathology, Dr. Joshua Goldberg offers our patients ultrasound-guided biopsies, onsite testing and same-day results. We offer a personalized approach for every patient, because we know that each patient has unique needs, including those who would rather take a snoring test at home rather than in a sleep lab! We understand that you‘ll likely test better at home, so we offer a take-home sleep study to evaluate your snoring and sleep apnea.
We pride ourselves on being a one-stop solution for patients with snoring difficulties. Common conditions we treat at our center include:
- Sleep Apnea
- CPAP Failures
- Injection Snoreplasty
- Oral Appliances
Almost half of adults snore occasionally, but it’s still a condition to be taken seriously. Snoring is caused by vibrations due to an obstruction of the free flow of air through the nose and mouth. This could be the result of any number of things: bulkiness of the throat tissue or tonsils, congestion or stuffy nose, long soft palate or uvula, or poor muscle tone in the tongue/throat. Heavy snoring could be an indicator of sleep apnea, so an evaluation by a professional is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing over 10 seconds long while asleep. The pauses are caused by a temporary collapse of the upper airways and the result is less oxygen in the blood, forcing the heart to work harder. This puts those affected by sleep apnea at higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious medical problems.
At our snoring center, we know it’s important to be comfortable to get a good night’s sleep, which is why we make this a priority in finding a solution for you. There are many different non-invasive treatments for sleep apnea, and our experts can help determine what works best.
Many people prescribed Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) have had difficulties acclimating to the device. Billions of people tried it, hated it, and now it sits in a drawer unused. We specialize in treating patients who have not had success with CPAP and are looking for other options.
AirLift™ Sleep Apnea Treatment
AirLift™ is a simple and effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It’s an intuitive approach to hyoid & tongue suspension designed to provide immediate and lasting relief by opening and stabilizing the airway. AirLift™ is easy to implant, comfortable and covered by insurance. The AirLift™ procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes by a physician.
For patients suffering from sleep apnea, a restful night’s sleep can seem almost impossible. It’s possible you’ve already tried a CPAP machine and no longer use it due to the inconvenience or awkwardness of wearing a mask while sleeping. At ENTFPSS, we can work with you to find a solution to your sleep apnea without CPAP. One of these effective treatments is the AirLift™ Hyoid Suspension treatment.
Key Patient Benefits:
- Begins working right away
- Relief from sleep apnea symptoms, including snoring
- Low pain, easily tolerated
- Short post-operative recovery
- Long-lasting solution
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular & all-cause death
- Reimbursed by insurance
- Adjustable, reversible, & removable
AirLift™ is a device that’s easily implanted by us, in a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in as little as 30 minutes. It opens and stabilizes the airway, providing immediate and long-term relief from snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms. AirLift™ is adjustable and reversible, with a short post-op recovery time—an ideal solution for patients who wish to avoid more invasive surgical treatments.
Schedule a consultation with our experts to see if AirLift™ is a good solution for you.
Additionally, we help with:
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
- Injection Snoreplasty
- Laser Nasal Therapy
- Home Sleep Study (Sleep Apnea Testing)
SomnoGuard Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring & Mild-Moderate OSA
Snoring and Sleep Apnea are created by changes in the airway that typically develop over time that restrict the natural flow of air while you breath. This is often caused by the airway being reduced in size or obstructed all together by a narrowing of the airway at the base of the tongue. Oral Appliance Therapy has been recognized as a useful option to maintain an open airway by restricting the rearward collapse of the tongue during sleep by holding, or advancing the lower jaw, in a more forward position. This option has been recognized by the FDA and most insurers to be a safe and effective option for many patients suffering from Mild to Moderate OSA (AHI <30) & Snoring. To qualify for coverage of Oral Appliance Therapy you will need to have a Sleep Study, either at home or in a facility based Lab. Oral Appliance Therapy also provides one of the most effective and affordable treatments for Snoring.
Oral Appliance Therapy is also a useful adjunct to other therapies/treatments such as CPAP for patients with severe cases of OSA.
We’re pleased to provide the SomnoGuard Oral Appliance as part of our comprehensive sleep practice.
The SomnoGuard utilizes and advanced thermodynamic material to enable a custom fitting to your specific Bite in a single, quick and easy visit to our office. An assessment of your anatomy and particular symptoms and indications may warrant a Sleep Study if one has not been performed already. The SomnoGuard AP2 is a two-piece, adjustable, prefabricated appliance, design to enable the lower jaw to be advanced forward, relative to the upper jaw, bringing the tongue and associated musculature forward, thus opening and stabilizing the upper airway. It also enables you to breathe through the mouth as well as move your Jaw side to side to optimize comfort. It is often considered a covered benefit of many insurance plans for documented Obstructive Sleep Apnea and a readily available and more affordable treatment solution for Snoring than many other alternatives, though insurance will not cover for snoring alone. Please speak to one of our physicians or nurses for more information and to inquire if the SomnoGuard may be right for you.