Stop Snoring Treatment in NJ
Snoring is the rhythmic harsh sound generated during sleep by individuals with abnormal upper airway anatomy. As inspired air is forced past relaxed tissues in the throat, vibrations resonate creating a commonly loud disturbing noise referred to as snoring. In some cases, snoring is simply a nuisance to others around you. In other cases, snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a more serious health condition. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that approximately 37 million adults in the United States are chronic snorers. Everyone snores occasionally, but chronic snoring may have serious health and relationship consequences. Snoring can be treated by Dr. Monica Tadros in her office clinic conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631. Start your snoring treatment today and say goodbye to snoring.
Interested in learning more about the available snoring treatments in NJ? Please contact Dr. Monica Tadros today to schedule your no-obligation snoring consultation. You may also call 201-771-8151 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors.
Snoring In Depth
by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Most commonly snoring indicates laxity of the tissues in the back of the throat. The more narrow the airway, the louder the snoring. This happens because of the increased resistance to airflow against the excess floppy tissues. In some cases a deviated septum, nasal fracture or turbinate hypertrophy in the nose may also contribute to snoring. Associated snoring symptoms may include nasal obstruction, dry mouth, sore throat and unrestful sleep due to a condition called Sleep Disordered Breathing. Snoring treatments by Dr. Tadros in Englewood NJ, can help you sleep better and stop snoring.
Although by itself snoring is not harmful, associated symptoms including excessive daytime sleepiness, gasping or choking at night, high blood pressure, uncontrolled weight gain, and chest pain may be signs of obstructive sleep apnea and a screening home sleep study (polysomnogram) is indicated. Snoring can be treated by Dr. Tadros, who has the best solutions for patients.
Nearly 60 percent of the adult population in US suffers from problem snoring. This percentage increases each year in people aged 50 and older, as tissues in the upper airway lose elasticity and tend to vibrate more during breathing, increasing snoring.
- Sixty percent of men and 40 percent of women over the age of 40 are habitual snorers.
- Snoring is common in children between the ages 2 and 7, particularly if they have a chest infection or enlarged tonsils.
- Snoring is also commonly experienced by women during the later stages of pregnancy.
How can Snoring be treated in NJ?
1) Lifestyle changes can significantly help patients.
- Weight Loss can help patients: Studies show that fat accumulation in the neck and base of tongue can worsen snoring and increase your risk of developing sleep apnea.
- Avoiding Alcohol close to bedtime can help patients : Alcohol further relaxes the muscles in the back of the throat and can worsen both snoring and increase your risk of developing sleep apnea.
2) Surgical or Medical Treatment of Nasal Congestion and Obstruction can help patients.
- Treating a deviated nasal septum may correct turbulent flow of air in the nose and improve snoring for patients.
- Decongesting the nose, treating nasal allergies or reducing turbinate hypertrophy (overgrowth) can improve breathing and snoring from nasal problems in patients.
3) Surgical treatment of the Tonsils, Soft Palate and Uvula can help patients.
- Dr. Tadros has pioneered a protocol for nearly pain-free adult tonsillectomy to help snoring patients. She is the first to combine Coblation radiofrequency for surgical resection, closure of the tonsillectomy site and safe injection of a long acting nerve block injection (Exparel) that provides unrivaled pain control for days after surgery to help patients.
- Many procedures exist to treat the laxity of the uvula (punching bag tissue in the back of the throat) and soft palate to help snoring patients. Dr. Tadros in NJ prefers a palatal muscle repositioning technique for patients that increases the width, depth and height of the oropharyngeal airway instead of trimming the uvula (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty UPPP). This is a restorative procedure that restores the anatomy to its ideal state and helps improve snoring and sleep apnea for patients.
To learn more about the available snoring treatments options in NJ, please contact us today for your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros. You may also call our office to speak to a Patient Advisor at 201-771-8151.