Understanding the Significance of Sleep Apnea 

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially severe medical condition marked by the brief cessation of breathing while sleeping - sometimes up to hundreds of times throughout the night. These breathing interruptions lower blood oxygen levels, leading to strain on your heart and disruption of your sleep cycle. Left untreated, sleep apnea elevates the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.

Are You Suffering from Sleep Apnea? 

If you or a loved one relates to these symptoms, it’s important to see a sleep specialist otolaryngologist as soon as possible.

  • Intermittent breathing pauses during sleep
  • Disruptive and loud snoring
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Episodes of gasping or choking during sleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches in the morning

Although sleep apnea can affect anyone, certain factors amplify the risk, such as obesity, smoking, age, specific medical conditions, and family history. Schedule an appointment at SFENTA to gain deeper insights into the risk factors, diagnosis, and effective treatments for sleep apnea.

Concerned About Your Snoring? A Deeper Look is Essential 

If snoring is a recurring issue for you, scheduling an appointment with your SFENTA sleep specialist is a pivotal step. During your consultation, your physician will use an endoscope to examine your nasal passages, mouth, throat, and neck. If they suspect sleep apnea, your doctor may also advise a sleep study.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments

For numerous instances of obstructive sleep apnea, lifestyle modifications are the initial path to explore. These adjustments could encompass weight reduction, increased physical activity, moderating alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and medical treatment of allergies.

Managing OSA Effectively with CPAP 

The most prevalent medical approach to managing obstructive sleep apnea involves the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This device maintains open airways, thereby preventing episodes of OSA and snoring. However, at SFENTA, we go beyond the norm by not only providing a prescription but also matching you with the most suitable machine for your needs and offering ongoing maintenance guidance.

The Latest Tech: Inspire® Therapy 

A breakthrough in sleep apnea treatment is Inspire® therapy. This user-friendly, FDA-approved medical device effectively addresses sleep apnea without the bulkiness typically associated with traditional CPAP machines.

Sleep Better with Science: Airlift™ Procedure 

The Airlift™ procedure introduces a medical implant beneath the chin, stabilizing and expanding upper airways, effectively silencing snoring and promoting restful sleep.

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Your Trusted Partner for Enhanced Sleep 

With a legacy of over three decades, SFENTA's network of board-certified physicians has been at the forefront of comprehensive ENT care across South Florida. Our patient-centric philosophy, coupled with the proficiency of our highly skilled physicians and staff, is geared towards helping you attain a lifetime of better sleep. At SFENTA in Hollywood, you’re the star.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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