Nose and Sinus
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Let Spokane Valley ENT help ease the effects of your, or your loved one's, snoring and sleep apnea.
Occasional light snoring is harmless and quite common. But if loud snoring is disrupting your or your partner’s sleep night after night, it could mean something more serious. In fact, new studies say habitual loud snorers are at a higher risk of cardiac disease or stroke. Sleep apnea, a condition when people stop breathing during sleep, is also associated with snoring.
A Spokane Valley ENT physician can assess the reason for your snoring and help determine the best treatment. Treatments could include:
- Over-the-counter aids and dental devices
- A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it
- Recommendations to lose weight or stop smoking
- Surgery to widen the airway
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)