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.
If you have allergies, you know how hard it can be to fall asleep with a stuffy nose and how uncomfortable it is to wake up with a sore, scratchy throat.
Last week, we took you on a tour of our revitalized Sinus & Allergy page. This week, the journey continues with a look at our new Snoring & Sleep Apnea page. We began 2017 by introducing a sleek new website and we can’t help but share all of the highlights with you! Patient education was our primary goal and we hope the new site is 100% user-friendly. Let us know what you think!