Snoring & Sleep Apnea in Holmdel, Manahawkin & Neptune NJ
Snoring is the sound created by vibrations of the soft palate when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep. Snoring is often a sign that the airway is partially blocked, usually by soft tissue in the throat. The flow of air causes the soft tissue to vibrate, which generates noise from the mouth or nose. While snoring is a common and usually harmless condition, it may sometimes indicate a serious health problem. Loud and habitual snoring can disrupt sleep and be irritating to sleep partners, resulting in relationship tensions. Snoring is more common in men than women and occurs more often in older people and those who are overweight.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that involves repeated breathing interruptions during sleep. These interruptions may occur hundred of times each night, and may be the result of structural abnormalities or brain malfunctions. During normal breathing, air passes through the nose, past the flexible structures in the back of the throat, including the soft palate, uvula and tongue. When a person is awake, the muscles hold this airway open. When they are asleep, these muscles relax and the airway usually stays open. Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway and airflow are blocked, causing the oxygen levels to drop in both in the brain and the blood, resulting in shallow breathing or breathing pauses during sleep.
What is Inspire Sleep Therapy?
Inspire is a new innovation that has been approved by the FDA for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. With no mask and no hose, patients can get a good night’s sleep without feeling uncomfortable throughout the night. This treatment uses a small device that is placed into the body during a fast, simple outpatient procedure at Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat. The device is controlled by a remote that turns it on and off. The device maintains an open airway throughout the night, allowing patients to breathe normally and sleep comfortably.
Why choose Inspire?
Patients in New Jersey choose the Inspire sleep apnea innovation for many reasons. It is:
- A reliable alternative to wearing a CPAP device
- Installed during a simple outpatient procedure
- Approved by the FDA in 2014 an continues to be the only OSA treatment that works inside the body
- Non-obtrusive and allows patients to avoid using a mask or hose with their CPAP device
- Effective at reducing and even eliminating snoring which may disrupt sleeping partners
Schedule a visit with Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat today
If you struggle with sleep apnea and want a mask-free solution, we welcome you to book an appointment with our team at Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat by calling our primary line at (732) 280-7855. We have locations conveniently throughout the areas of Neptune, Manahawkin, and Holmdel, New Jersey and welcome new patients.