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By: Dr. Mark Van Deusen

Common reasons for snoring include nasal obstruction, large adenoids and/or tonsils, and tongue or throat collapse. Snoring sounds are typically made by the vibration of tissues in the throat while breathing during sleep. Patients with snoring should also be screened for symptoms of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a frequently undiagnosed condition in which a person has pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when a person’s upper airway causes obstruction of airflow. When airflow is interrupted, sleep becomes fragmented and less restorative, oxygen levels can drop, and carbon dioxide levels may rise in the blood. A thorough history and physical by an otolaryngologist can help determine the contributing factors to snoring, and if sleep apnea is an additional concern, make further recommendations.

Northwest ENT is abiding closely by CDC guidelines in reference to the Coronavirus. Currently, we have taken precautionary steps to remain open. We are open for normal hours and available for your needs.

To help us protect you, other patients and our staff, if you have a fever, new shortness of breath, dry cough or feel sick, please call to reschedule your appointment. Northwest ENT & Allergy Center is now offering telemedicine appointments for all patients to help diagnose and treat you and your loved ones from the safety and convenience of your own home.

Thank you so much for understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing your care.

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