Don't Let Sleep Apnea Ruin Your Quality of Sleep

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Each year the National Sleep Foundation sets aside time to highlight the necessary connection between your health and getting a good night's rest. However, problems like sleep apnea can disrupt your slumber and cause problems, like moodiness and daytime fatigue. If you have these issues, see a board-certified specialist for diagnosis and sleep apnea treatment.

March 13 – 19, 2022 is Sleep Awareness Week®, and it's the perfect time to learn about sleep apnea and how to get the help you need. In this blog post, ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center discusses the classic signs of sleep apnea. We also dive into our wide range of treatment options in Atlanta, GA, including surgery and CPAP machines. Call for an appointment and rest easy knowing you're on the right track to better health.

What happens during sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes people to momentarily stop breathing when sleeping. It occurs when the throat and tongue muscles relax, and gravity naturally pulls the airways closed.

Sleep apnea can impact your breathing multiple times each night and cause serious health concerns. People often snore at night and experience moodiness, memory loss, and chronic fatigue during the day.

How do you treat sleep apnea?

ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center is proud to offer a comprehensive approach for managing sleep apnea and reducing daytime fatigue that impacts your life. Our team begins with a consultation in Atlanta, where we learn about your health history and symptoms. We offer surgical and nonsurgical sleep apnea treatments after confirming your diagnosis. Options may include:

  • Surgery to remove the tonsils, trim down the soft palate and uvula, and reposition soft palate muscles

  • Radiofrequency ablation to enlarge the airway and prevent the tongue from obstructing airflow

  • CPAP machines keep the airways open at night while you sleep

How do I improve sleep quality?

Sleep Awareness Week has helped many people focus on their health and get the quality rest they need. Learning how to sleep properly does go a long way in improving your overall well-being. Here are a few simple tips to get started:

  • Establish a consistent schedule for sleeping. Going to bed and waking up at the same time will help your body know when it's time to rest.

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. Both substances interfere with your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

  • Avoid using electronic devices in bed. The blue light from screens can keep your brain active and make it difficult to fall asleep.

  • Make your bedroom dark, quiet, and comfortable. Create an environment that encourages sleep, so you don't wake up in the middle of the night.

  • Practice some relaxation techniques before bed. Deep breathing and visualization can help you clear your mind and prepare for sleep.

Get quality sleep

This Sleep Awareness Week, commit to getting the quality sleep you need and deserve. If you have problems like snoring, irritability, memory loss, or fatigue, don't hesitate to contact ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center for sleep apnea treatment. We offer many successful solutions, like surgery and CPAP machines. Our team of specialists in Atlanta, GA can help you get back on track to better health.

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