SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Sleep Apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. When breathing is paused, carbon dioxide builds up in the bloodstream. The brain is signaled to wake the person to breathe in air. Breathing normally will restore oxygen levels and the person will fall asleep again. This phenomenon makes the patient tired in the morning due to the restless sleep and may cause many systemic problems including heart attack, irreversible heart enlargement, fatigue, obesity, depression and loss of sexual desire.
Dr. Momtaheni office is uniquely equipped to examine and diagnose snoring and sleep apnea by utilizing 3D airway imaging analysis, nasoendoscopy and a through head and neck examination. In some cases, it is necessary that patients have a sleep study called Polysomnography.