Tired of Pesky Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
Dealing with snoring and sleep apnea every night is a struggle for both the sufferer and their whole family who can hear it. Instead of relegating yourself to the living room couch to sleep, seek treatment from Cross Timbers ENT. We’re trusted providers of sleep solutions in Arlington and Mansfield, TX. After a visit to our office, we can help you minimize the snoring that keeps your family up at night and can result in further health problems for you. If you’re ready to take care of your sleep problems, get in touch with Cross Timbers ENT.
Exploring the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea
While snoring and sleep apnea are sometimes used interchangeably, they aren’t the same thing. They’re similar for sure, but they feature a few important distinctions. Snoring involves vibrating tissues that block the airway and produce a sound. Normal snoring is caused by a variety of factors, including body weight and smoking. On the other hand, sleep apnea is a more severe condition with snoring as a symptom. Sleep apnea is more dangerous because it causes breathing to stop for 10 seconds or more during sleep. Although the two are similar, they should be treated as separate conditions.
Finding a Treatment for Snoring in Arlington, TX
Snoring and sleep apnea can affect nearly anyone, but most often men snore excessively. Sometimes allergies cause snoring and treating those will minimize snoring as well. In other cases, treatment isn’t so easy. Cross Timbers ENT sometimes recommends oral appliances that keep your air passage open throughout the night. Another common non-invasive solution to snoring is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP also works to keep the airway open using pressurized air directed from a small pump through a mask over your nose. In some cases, upper airway surgery is needed to correct snoring and sleep apnea.
A New, Innovative Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Cross Timbers ENT is proud to offer the cutting edge in sleep apnea treatments. While the CPAP may be effective for many patients, some aren’t excited about the idea of using a bulky mask to open their airway. For these patients, we suggest an AIRLIFT procedure. The AIRLIFT procedure is an alternative to the CPAP. This minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible, treatment involves suspending the tongue and mandible to open the airway. The AIRLIFT procedure only takes about 30 minutes, and soon, you’ll be on your way to an ideal night’s sleep.
Why Should I Seek Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
Although snoring and sleep apnea may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, they can indicate larger health concerns and shouldn’t go unchecked. Besides disruption to your sleep pattern, snoring may be a risk factor for heart problems. However, we shouldn’t discount the importance of a consistent sleep schedule. Lack of sleep results in reduced concentration, which could lead to injury-causing accidents. In any case, it’s best to seek treatment from Cross Timbers ENT in Arlington or Mansfield, TX for snoring and sleep apnea. Contact us today for more information on treatment options.
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