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Sleep Apnea and Sinusitis Solutions from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers

Couples suffering with sleep deprivation due to sleep apnea.

Suffering from sleep apnea and sinusitis is a choice. Choose to put an end to your snoring and sinus infections with Dr. Sam Mathur.

Sinusitis and sleep apnea are conditions that disrupt your life and bring unnecessary complications to your days and nights. Not only do they drain you of energy, cause agonizing symptoms, and cost you a tremendous amount of time and money -- they take a toll on your family.

Is snoring keeping you apart from your partner?

Is your chronic sinusitis, which may be causing your sleep apnea, making it hard to connect with your children and focus at work?

Don’t let the years slip by as you suffer from sinus infection after sinus infection. The additional stress and lack of sleep stemming from your sleep apnea and sinusitis is wearing out your body, mind, and family.

Pittsburgh Sinus Centers are here to bring you and your family long-term relief. Get rid of your pain, discomfort, and ineffective treatment methods and choose minimally-invasive options performed by Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Doctor Sam Mathur. Schedule an Appointment today!

The truth about your snoring.

Not everyone snores. Snoring is a sign that something is wrong with your health.

Sleep apnea and sinusitis can lead to snoring due to their impact on your ability to breathe out of your nose. It’s estimated that 28% of those who snore have sleep apnea (1).

If you can’t get through the night without loud noises out of your nose or mouth while sleeping, you may have a temporary or long-term illness or disease. Schedule an appointment with an ENT to determine the cause of your snoring and prevent further complications.

What is sleep apnea?

In order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to stay asleep for an extended period of time. If you are constantly waking up, whether or not you’re conscious of it, your body is unable to cycle through the necessary stages of sleep and enter REM sleep.

Sleep apnea causes interruptions or complete stopages of your breath during sleep. When breathing stops, your body and brain fail to get the oxygen they need. Without the oxygen your body needs, you will wake up, disrupting your sleep. Without proper sleep, your brain can fail to recharge, and if going several days without sleep, you can begin to experience hallucinations, mania, and nausea (2).

Types of sleep apnea include:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea, which is the more common form of sleep apnea, happens when your airway is obstructed. This is commonly caused by tissue in your throat closing. Your breath is interrupted and your sleep disrupted as a result.
  • Central sleep apnea: A rare form of sleep apnea that can be a sign of a severe medical condition, central sleep apnea happens when your brain does not send signals to your body and muscles to breathe. When both forms of sleep apnea are present, you have complex sleep apnea or mixed sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea: how do I know if I have it?

Sleep apnea, like sinusitis, has many symptoms. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you likely have several of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Loud snoring
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Constant snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Loss of memory
  • Irritability

If dealing with sleep apnea, your days and nights are both negatively impacted by your condition.

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis occurs when the tissues that line your paranasal sinuses become inflamed and swollen due to a health issue or a severe plumbing problem in your nose. This causes a buildup of fluid and prevents the drainage of mucus. An infection is the result, which can lead to many painful, life-disrupting symptoms. Learn more about sinusitis here.

What are the symptoms of sinusitis?

If you have a sinus infection, you are likely to experience one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the face
  • Pressure
  • Bad breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sense of smell loss
  • A fever

Learn more about the symptoms of sinusitis here.

How sinusitis and sleep apnea steal your happiness!

When your airways are obstructed, your breathing can’t function as it should. Both sinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea are the result of airway obstruction, and those who have chronic sinusitis are at-risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

These issues both result in snoring, which can disrupt the sleep of your family and your own, leaving your entire household feeling exhausted and frustrated. Without proper sleep, it’s difficult to have a positive outlook on life and to enjoy each moment in your life.

Are you ready to stop this cycle and experience long-term relief without the risk and pain of surgery? Pittsburgh Sinus Centers offer a safe alternative.

Skip surgery for minimally-invasive relief from sleep apnea and sinusitis with balloon sinuplasty from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers.

An ENT can analyze your symptoms, locate the source of the problem, diagnose your issue or issues, and create a plan of treatment. If you’re suffering from sinusitis and sleep apnea, balloon sinuplasty from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Pittsburgh Sinus Centers offers a full range of ENT services and three convenient locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, with offices in Warrendale, Brackenridge, and Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Balloon sinuplasty, performed in our offices, involves placing a small balloon in your blocked air pathways. The balloon is then inflated and removed, leaving your pathways open and able to allow air to flow freely.

Restore air to your pathways and say goodbye to snoring and chronic sinus infections with balloon sinuplasty. Learn how balloon sinuplasty can bring you relief here.

Do you really want to delay relief? If you’re ready to overcome your sinus issues, schedule your appointment today.

References:

  1. Snoring Facts and Statistics (James Kerton, Top Snoring Mouthpieces)
  2. The Stunning Consequences of Not Getting Enough Sleep (Allison Ford/Divine Caroline, AlterNet)
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