Almost half of adults snore on occasion and almost a quarter of adults frequently snore. This fluttering and vibration in the top of the throat can cause noisy nocturnal breathing, but it can also be a sign of other health problems like obstructive sleep apnea. If you snore, or have other symptoms of sleep apnea, it is vital to undergo diagnosis and possibly treatment to protect your health. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we provide advanced sleep apnea and snoring treatments at our facility in the northern Atlanta, GA, metro area.
Snoring is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This sleep disorder occurs when breathing stops frequently during the night due to an airway blockage. OSA has many health risks including high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and excessive daytime fatigue. Some of the other symptoms of OSA beyond snoring include:
- Morning headaches
- Tired even when sleeping for 7 or more hours
- Gasping throughout the night
- Elevated blood pressure
You can snore and not have obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring can be caused by nasal obstructions from colds, flu or allergies. It can also be related to enlarged adenoids or turbinates in the nasal passage. Snoring, even without OSA, can be an indication of nasal problems that can benefit from treatment.
Relief for OSA and Snoring
If you snore, you can interrupt the sleep of those around you and you may have poor sleep as well. It can also be a symptom of health conditions like OSA and nasal obstruction. As a Sleep Medicine and ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist, Dr. Julie Zweig can provide comprehensive treatment for sleep apnea and snoring conditions. Her holistic and integrative medicine approach is unique and innovative. She combines functional and alternative medicine options for complete patient care. Our sleep apnea and snoring treatments include:
At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we offer non-invasive, integrative treatments for sleep apnea and snoring. Contact our center in Alpharetta near Dunwoody and Roswell in the north Atlanta area to schedule an exam and treatment consultation with Dr. Zweig.