Posts for tag: sleep disorders
Getting a good night’s rest doesn’t have to be difficult. We can help!
There is nothing worse than not getting quality sleep. Of course, if you are a snorer or someone dealing with a sleep disorder then you are no stranger to these miserable symptoms. You wake up feeling like you’re in a mental fog that you just can’t shake. Your body isn’t ready to get up and moving, and you’re pretty sure you could fall right back to sleep. Unfortunately, these symptoms don’t often improve much over the course of the day. If this sounds like you, our Irvine, CA, otolaryngologist Dr. Victor Strelzow is here to tell you what his team can do to help.
Better Sleep Hygiene
One of the things our Irvine, CA, ENT doctor will do is sit down with you and discuss your sleep habits. After all, a lot of people end up having bad sleep habits without ever knowing it. These problematic habits include watching TV or playing on the phone right before bed, which can easily mess up the quality of your sleep. We can provide you with a list of helpful tips for how to fall asleep faster and have a better night’s rest.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea this is a potentially serious sleep disorder that needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent health complications like high blood pressure or a heart attack. CPAP therapy is the tried-and-true treatment for managing sleep apnea symptoms and helping you get better sleep. A mask is applied over the face and pressurized air is continuously administered through the mask to keep the airways open throughout the night.
If you have a serious snoring problem that is caused by vibrations from the uvula or soft palate, then we may recommend this procedure in which we use radiofrequency to tighten these structures within the mouth to prevent them from vibrating. Since the procedure stiffens the soft palate and uvula, it can make it less likely that you will snore. Since this procedure is minimally invasive, the recovery period is faster than with other surgical procedures.
If you have questions about the snoring and sleep disorder treatment we offer or you just want to find out which one will work best for you, then it’s time you schedule an appointment with our Irvine, CA, ENT specialist, Dr. Strelzow, today.