Snoring & Sleep

Snoring isn’t just a nuisance, it can be a sign of a dangerous condition known as sleep apnea. The physicians at Topeka ENT diagnose and treat numerous patients whose chief complaint is excessive snoring.

Snoring

Snoring is extremely common: 45 percent of American adults snore occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. While many consider it a mere nuisance, snoring is actually a sleep disorder that can be the sign of a serious medical condition. What Causes Snoring When you sleep, your tongue, throat muscles and soft palate relax. If…

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted periodically throughout the night. These pauses, or gaps, in breathing may be accompanied by choking or gasping but rarely awaken the sleeping individual. An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, many of them unaware of their condition. Sleep Apnea Causes There are two…

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Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a simple surgery designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves placing polyester implants into the soft palate to offer structural support and reduce tissue vibrations that cause snoring. Habitual snoring affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans. Not only is it a nuisance for both you and your bed…

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