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. Ray Sukumar 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.
Additionally, we help with:
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
- Injection Snoreplasty
- Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)