Tag Archives: Sleep Apnea

When is Sleep Apnea Surgery Right for Me?

Overall, surgery for sleep apnea is usually reserved for either people who have failed a trial of a positive airway pressure device (CPAP or BiPAP or APAP) or who have just a single anatomic factor causing their blockage.  In most large studies and scientific reviews, we find surgery for sleep apnea is successful at reducing […]

How Do You Get Rid of a Recurring Sleep Apnea Headache?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep condition when a person intermittently stops breathing during sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring and morning headaches. At Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Atlanta, GA, we’ll help you get rid of your recurring sleep apnea headache along with the symptoms that come with it. What […]

What is Sleep Apnea and Can Losing Weight Help?

Sleep apnea is a medical disorder that affects a person’s sleep. It occurs when a person stops and starts breathing repeatedly while in the state of slumber. The upper airway is being obstructed constantly, and that results in interruptions in the individual’s breathing. There are three types of sleep apnea: central, mixed, and obstructive. Causes […]

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a surprisingly common problem with potentially dangerous consequences. There are three types of this condition that can happen. They are obstructive, cental, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Defining Sleep Apnea The word “apnea” literally means to stop breathing. Sleep apnea is diagnosed when the person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more […]

Snore? Injection Snoreplasty or Oral Appliance Therapy?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

OFFICE BASED TREATMENTS FOR SNORING AND MILD SLEEP APNEA Snoring is one of the most disturbing symptoms. This is true for people who have to sleep together or in close proximity with the snorer. This disorder can have both short and long-term effect on the patient. These can range from sleepiness during the day with […]

Effects of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

snoring couple

How does snoring and obstructive sleep apnea affect me? Snoring is a mere nuisance to many people who have to live with a snorer. However, this is a symptom that can increase the risk of serious health issues. When this problem is accompanied by sleep apnea (which is the case with many patients) the potential […]

Q&A: How do I bring my CPAP machine with me when I fly?

CPAP Travel case

Fortunately, the answer is even easier than you think.  Thanks in part to the Americans with Disabilities Act, airlines have to provide you accommodations to carry your CPAP machine (or BIPAP/AutoPap or other respiratory device).  Also as CPAP machine’s are increasingly common, a great number of travelers every day are flying with their CPAP machines. […]

Nerve Stimulator Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Inspire surgically implanted nerve stimulator is a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for those unable to use a CPAP machine.  Dr. Mickelson, an international leader in sleep apnea treatment,  has been a collaborator with the Inspire group during their pre-FDA trials.  We look forward to offering this treatment option to […]

Sleep Apnea and the Hazards of Driving

The NTSB recently finished up their review of a fatal train derailment in New York.  What they found is that the driver actually fell asleep behind the wheel while driving the train.  He reached speeds of 82mph in a 30mph section of track.  As a result the trail derailed and four passengers lost their lives. […]