The Do's of Handling Snoring and Sleep Apnea

By Richard Nass M.D.
May 21, 2014
Category: ENT Treatments
Tags: Sleep Apnea  
sleep apnea snoring Not everyone is lucky enough to fall into a deep sleep, such as sleeping through roaring thunderstorms. Some people wake up at the drop of a hat, or the sound of snoring.
Light snorers usually just bother the people they share the bed with, but snoring due to obstructive sleep apnea affects both partners. There are three “Do’s” you must follow to properly deal with sleep apnea and snoring. Manhattan residents, check these recommendations out!

Do Talk to Your Doctor About Treatment Options

Don’t sleep on it (not like sleep apnea will let you). Seek treatment as soon as possible. An expert opinion is what you need, and we can provide the right consultation and a number of treatment options for you to try out.

Do Find Out the Underlying Cause of Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Manhattan

Treatment can start once you and the doctor understand what is the underlying cause of the sleep apnea. The fact is that the cause of sleep apnea differs for each patient. There are several causes of sleep apnea, and you have a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea if you are:
  • Male
  • A smoker
  • Over the age of 60
  • Related to a sleep apnea sufferer
  • Overweight

Do Your Research

The more you know about sleep apnea and snoring, the more aware you are of the seriousness of it. Sleep apnea isn’t something to snore at. Having your sleep disturbed on nightly basis can deprive you of hours of needed sleep.
And sleep deprivation has been known to cause accidents at work, home and on the road.
What other pressing concerns do you have for us? Please call our Manhattan ENT office to speak to one of our staff.