For most people, snoring is an annoyance and not a major problem that requires medical treatment. However, some people struggle with chronic snoring disorders like sleep apnea that can greatly affect their sleep and may also indicate greater negative health conditions. Snoring disorders can also affect your partner or people living with you, interrupting their sleeping habits as well. Mountain West ENT helps residents of Davis County and surrounding areas control snoring disorders like sleep apnea, with convenient locations in Bountiful and Layton staffed by experienced ENT specialists.
Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Many people across the world are affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This relatively common condition may be more than just a nuisance. OSA can negatively affect your mood and ability to function and concentrate. People dealing with OSA more frequently experience frustration and irritation as well as sleepiness and grouchiness associated with lack of quality sleep. Sufferers of OSA also have an increased danger of high blood pressure and heart conditions. If you live in Davis County, Utah and think you might be struggling with sleep apnea, Mountain West ENT in Bountiful and Layton can diagnose and treat your snoring disorder and sleep apnea.
How to Tell If You Have a Snoring Disorder
OSA is distinct from regular snoring and there are a number of signs and symptoms that can help you determine if you have the condition. The snoring disorder experts at our Bountiful and Layton locations can help you ascertain if sleep apnea is affecting you.
- Short periods of wavering or cessation of breath
- Inadequate sleep/daytime exhaustion or sleepiness
- Headache and sore throat in the morning
- Nighttime gasping, choking, or unusual breathing
- High blood pressure
- Nighttime chest pain
- Periods of markedly loud snoring
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Disorder Treatment in Bountiful and Layton
Diagnosing your specific condition is the first step to providing individualized treatment. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at Mountain West ENT in Layton and Bountiful provide snoring disorder and sleep apnea diagnosis and treatments that are individually designed. X-ray imaging and sleep studies are effective ways of determining if you have sleep apnea. Once our ENT specialist provides a diagnosis, there are a number of treatment options at our Bountiful or Layton locations for your sleep apnea snoring disorder.
Lifestyle changes like losing weight, treating nasal congestion, avoiding alcohol before bed, and changing your sleeping position could help manage and treat snoring disorders and sleep apnea. If these treatments do not make a significant change, then oral mouthpieces, CPAP machines, and upper airway surgery can help. Come see a professional at our ENT clinics in Bountiful or Layton to find out which treatments are right for your sleep apnea snoring disorder.