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Sinusitis is ranked second in terms of prevalence in the USA.  Over 37 million people are afflicted each year.  Sinus abnormalities are more commonly found in sinusitis patients during the...

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea
What Causes Snoring?

The sounds of snoring occur because of obstruction of the flow of air through the passages of the nose and back of the mouth. A flaccid soft palate will vibrate and obstruct the flow of air...

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Voice problems
Our state-of-the-art voice lab is now offering digital laryngeal stroboscopy evaluations for the assessment of voice. Voice problems can limit our ability to communicate and can hamper our daily activities – particularly in the case of those who...Read More

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  • 8985 S Pecos Rd, Suite 3B Henderson, NV 89074
  • Phone: 702-647-2900
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What Causes Snoring?

The sounds of snoring occur because of obstruction of the flow of air through the passages of the nose and back of the mouth. A flaccid soft palate will vibrate and obstruct the flow of air through the nose causing snoring and sometimes sleep apnea.

Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Snoring tends to be more frequent in males and those overweight, and usually grows worse with age. Alcohol and sedatives can also contribute to snoring and sleep disordered breathing.

Is Snoring Serious?

Yes, both medically and socially. Snoring is a problem for the snorer as well as the bed partner. On average, the bed partner of a snorer loses at least an hour of sleep every night. Because the partner’s sleep is interrupted so frequently, it isn't deep and restful. As a result, they can be irritable, resentful, and even unsafe at the wheel while driving. Sleep deprivation can also compromise the immune system and lead to low energy, decreased productivity and poor thinking. Chronic snoring can even be a sign of a more serious health problem, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Eventually, the lack of sleep can cause the snorer or bed partner to move to a different room. This tends to put quite a strain on a relationship. Or maybe you don't have to imagine at all, because you're already living with a loved one who can’t stop snoring.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by interruptions and cessations in breathing during sleep, which can occur up to hundreds of times a night.

It is estimated that one in five adults in the United States suffers from mild obstructive sleep apnea. One in 15 adults in the United States suffers from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Consider these statistics:

Almost half of all people with obstructive sleep apnea develop high blood pressure (hypertension), which raises the risk of heart failure and stroke.

People suffering from obstructive sleep apnea are up to 6 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident as a result of drowsiness than those without sleep disorders.

Sleep deprivation has been shown to alter hormones and metabolism involved in weight gain.

The most common procedure for obstructive sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). There are also surgical procedures that remove or alter tissue at the back of the throat, such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP). These surgical procedures are invasive and often painful options that can require weeks of recovery time and pain medications.

Can Snoring be Cured?
Loud snorers, those who snore in a?ny position or are disruptive to the family, should seek medical advice to ensure that sleep apnea is not a problem. Dr. Schwartz will provide a thorough examination of the nose, mouth, throat, palate and neck. A sleep study may be necessary to determine how serious the snoring is and to determine if sleep apnea is present.

ENT Voice & Sinus Center of Nevada

DoctorSchwartzPhotoThank you for visiting the online home of ENT Voice & Sinus Center of Nevada. ENT Voice & Sinus Center of Nevada is the state of the art practice of Dr. Susan Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz is board certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and Facial Plastic Surgery, and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment (both medical and surgical) of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.

Dr. Schwartz uses the most current medical technology to diagnose balance & dizziness, hearing, and voice disorders.
At ENT Voice & Sinus Center of Nevada, we are dedicated to providing all our patients with professional, courteous and efficient care. We test, diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose and throat right here at E.N.T. Voice & Sinus Center of Nevada.

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  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship trained
  • Easy, convenient location off I-215
  • Full-service ENT specialist
  • Working with St. Rose Hospital and Parkway Surgery Center
  • Caring and competent staff
  • State-of-the-art facility
  • Special appointment times available
Each month Dr. Schwartz will post new articles to help you stay up on current ear, nose & throat health issues. Check back with us the first of every month for new headlines (to the left) that may affect you or your loved ones.
Thanks for visiting, and as always... Stay Well!

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