Snoring And Sleep Apnea


Snoring is a common problem which is going on increasing in our class of sedentary life style. Snoring can disturb sleep for the person itself as well as his partner. Snoring can be either in the form of simple snoring where the patient has no other problem , only snoring at the time of sleep. Sometimes snoring can be present with sleep apnea which is a serious and a life threatening condition. Snoring occurs during sleep when the soft tissues in the throat and the upper air way relax andbecome narrow to the air passing through the narrow airway causes tissue to vibrate causing sound of snoring.

Snoring can be reduced by
:
bullet Sleeping on one side
bullet Putting nasal drops
bullet Oral appliances
bullet Tissue stiffening products

Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
bullet  Apnea.
bullet  Hypoapnea.
bullet  Respiratory effect.
bullet  Exercise day time sleepiness.
bullet  Chocking sensation.
bullet  Untreated OSA can lead to life threatening heart disorders.

Investigation:
bullet  Sleep StudyŚWe do multilevel sleep study either at hospital / home
bullet  Diagnose and quantify the extent of OSA
bullet  Sleep Endoscopy
bullet  We do fibre optic sleep endoscopy to find out the site or level of obstruction.
bullet  Sleep study and sleep endoscopy help us in planning the surgical strategy for treatment of OSA and snoring.

Treatment include:
bullet Surgery of nose.
bullet Surgery of palate and tonsillectomy.
bullet Surgery of base tongue.
bullet Maxilla , mandible advancement.
bullet Hyoid suspension.