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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition that occurs when breathing repeatedly stops during sleep, due to collapse of soft tissue in the throat.

Excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, morning headaches, difficulty staying asleep, or a dry mouth or sore throat upon wakening are all indications of a sleep apnea condition. It is common for partners of patients with sleep apnea to witness episodes of breathing cessation during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and other serious medical conditions.

Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

In order to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, our team will evaluate your signs and symptoms, perform an examination, and may refer you for a sleep study, which will diagnosis potential sleep apnea.

Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Based on the results of your evaluation and testing, our sleep experts may recommend any of the following treatment options:

  • Weight loss

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

  • Oral appliances

  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) with Tonsillectomy

  • Nasal surgery

  • Tongue Base Reduction

Nearly everyone has an occasional sleepless night. However, if you have severe snoring or are overly tired during the day, you may have sleep apnea.  To discuss your treatment options with a member of our sleep disorders team, please call (860) 493-1950 or visit our patient portal to request an appointment.