Sleep plays a critical role in ensuring we are best prepared for our day. We all know the feeling of not getting enough sleep or spending the night tossing and turning and the disastrous impact it can have on the day ahead. For those with sleep apnea, snoring, or other sleeping disorders, achieving a good night’s sleep can be even more complicated.
Sleep Treatments at Texas ENT
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders. It causes those who have it to continuously stop and start breathing throughout the night. While it can get in the way of peaceful sleeping, it can also be dangerous. At Texas ENT Specialists, our providers work with you to test your sleep and get to the root cause of your sleeping issues. This will allow us to help match you with the best possible treatment for your concerns.
Our services include testing and care of your sleep issues. These are primarily geared towards sleep apnea and snoring, but can also prove beneficial for other types of sleep disorders.
Inspire Sleep Apnea Procedure
Inspire works while you’re sleeping to open your airways. It is implanted into the body during an outpatient procedure using two small incisions. When you’re ready for bed, you can turn the Inspire device on and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
AirLift™ for Sleep Apnea
AirLift™ uses sutures and suture anchors to elevate and suspend the hyoid bone closer to the jaw in order to keep the air pathways flowing freely. These sutures have been designed especially to help patients with sleep apnea.
CPAP Prescription & Monitoring
A CPAP (“continuous positive airway pressure”) machine is a device that is worn during sleep to help treat sleep apnea. In the United States, CPAP machines require a prescription to purchase. Our specialists will evaluate your symptoms and decide if the device is suitable for you. We will also help you understand and maintain your CPAP machine in order to use it for the best possible results.
Sleep Apnea Testing
Sleep apnea can have side effects such as snoring. Because of this, it can be difficult for one to tell if they have sleep apnea…or are just a heavy snorer. Our office provides a sleep study test at home or in the office to determine if you have sleep apnea. Patients will be asked to sleep while wearing a monitoring device that would indicate sleep apnea. Our providers will then review the results and make a determination.
Surgical Procedures for Sleep Apnea
For patients with sleep apnea who have not found success with other treatments, surgery may be the best option. There are a few types of sleep apnea surgeries that are designed to open the airways and make it easier for patients to breathe. There are also devices that can be surgically placed to help sleep apnea, including Inspire and AirLift™
Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?
Texas ENT Specialists offers patients throughout the Houston area comprehensive care for all of their ENT concerns — and to us, “comprehensive care” doesn’t just mean a short-term solution to your problem. It means achieving long-term relief from the symptoms that are impacting your life.
Because of the vast physician network we have established, we’re able to work with you every step of the way, from evaluation to diagnosis and treatment. Whether you’re looking for help with a CPAP machine or need complex nasal surgery to reduce your snoring, we’re here for you.
About Texas ENT Specialists
Our offices were founded in 1997 to help patients across Houston improve their lives through ENT care. Since then, we’ve expanded to 15 locations that span four counties. Our staff includes over 30 board-certified otolaryngologists, giving us one of the more robust provider networks available.
At our offices, you’ll be able to be treated for allergies, sinus issues, sleep apnea, vocal spasm, and any other ear, nose, or throat concerns. We treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of concerns. If you’re interested in treatment, contact one of our offices today.