Treatment for Snoring
At Michael Burnett,MD’s office, a top ear, nose, and throat specialist in New York, we can help you successfully treat snoring. Snoring is a harsh sound that occurs while sleeping, and it results from the partial obstruction of your breathing while you sleep. When you breath, air flows past tissues in your throat that are relaxed during sleep, and they vibrate, which causes a loud and annoying sound.
If snoring troubles you, you aren’t alone. As many as half of all Americans suffer from disturbed sleep as a result of snoring, or because their partner is snoring. You may have unsuccessfully tried several remedies. If you are experiencing this annoying problem, you can find relief. Snoring can sometimes result from a serious medical problem, but in many cases, simple lifestyle changes can help you improve your sleep by resolving your problem with snoring. Weight-loss, avoidance of alcohol before bedtime, and even sleeping on your side, can all help you reduce or stop snoring.
Professional Care for Snoring
If you’ve tried these simple measures without success, it may be time for you to seek professional medical care. There are a variety of medical devices and surgeries that can help you reduce snoring. You should seek an opinion from an experienced medical professional. At Ear Nose Throat of New York, Dr. Michael Burnett, MD has had years of experience successfully treating patients who are troubled by snoring. One of New York City’s top ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Burnett can advise you about the cause of your snoring problem and how to best approach successful treatment.
People with snoring problems sometimes have excessive daytime sleepiness and difficulty concentrating during the day. If you snore habitually, you may be at increased risk of a motor vehicle accident. Some people who snore and have disturbed sleep may have increased irritability, resulting in personal problems that can seem overwhelming when you’re not sleeping well. Sleep disturbance can result in high blood pressure and other medical problems. You may experience a sore throat upon awakening. Snoring can result in chest pain at night from inadequate respirations.
If your snoring is causing you to choke or gasp while sleeping, you may have a serious condition, like obstructive sleep apnea. Chronic nasal congestion or a deviated nasal septum may be causing your snoring problem. Some patients simply have extra tissue or a thick palate that obstructs the airway at night. At Ear Nose Throat of New York, Dr. Michael Burnett can diagnose your snoring problem and can offer you solutions. Snoring may be common, but it can result in serious life problems. Don’t hesitate to seek help at Ear Nose Throat of New York today. Our staff is standing by to help you arrange your initial consultation.
Dr. Michael Burnett will thoroughly evaluate your problem and together, we can find a solution. Call us at
212-867-4813 or contact us here.