Dr. Pasha may consider tracheotomy for severe, life-threatening sleep apnea. In this procedure, a small hole is made in the windpipe and a tube is inserted into the opening. This tube stays closed during waking hours, and the person breathes and speaks normally. It is opened for sleep so that air flows directly into the lungs, bypassing any upper airway obstruction. Although this procedure is highly effective, it is a measure that is reserved for life-threatening conditions.

Treating Sleep Apnea

Dr. Pasha explains how he stops a patient’s snoring on Great Day Houston.

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The Real Effects of Sleep Deprivation

We’ve all experienced the most noticeable effects of sleep deprivation, like feeling groggy, tired, and even irritable. But not getting enough sleep can lead to many other health and cognitive issues in the long run. So, are you getting enough sleep?

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