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Title: Snoring and Sleep Apnea - Coastal Ear Nose & Throat

Know About Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Know More About Snoring and Sleep Apnea
At Coastal ENT, we provide comprehensive sleep
services starting from diagnosis, to both medical
and surgical treatment. We are performing the
latest procedures on those who fail CPAP medical
therapy, championed by Dr. Kenneth Newkirk.
Sleep Study Diagnostic Polysomnography
CPAP Therapy Gold Standard
Airway Surgery Uvulupalatopharyngoplasty (UPP)
Inspire Implant Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
Know More About Snoring
Snoring is the sound created by vibrations of the
soft palate when breathing is partially
obstructed during sleep. Snoring is often a sign
that the airway is partially blocked, usually by
soft tissue in the throat. The flow of air
causes the soft tissue to vibrate, which
generates noise from the mouth or nose. While
snoring is a common and usually harmless
condition, it may sometimes indicate a serious
health problem. Loud and habitual snoring can
disrupt sleep and be irritating. Snoring is more
common in men than women and occurs more often in
older people and those who are overweight.
Snoring that disrupts sleep may cause excessive
daytime sleepiness and difficulty concentrating.
Heavy snorers, especially those that experience
gasping or choking, may suffer from sleep apnea,
a condition where snoring is frequently
interrupted by periods of completely obstructed
Know More About Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that
involves repeated breathing interruptions during
sleep. These interruptions may occur hundreds of
times each night, and may be the result of
structural abnormalities or brain malfunctions.
During normal breathing, air passes through the
nose, past the flexible structures in the back of
the throat, including the soft palate, uvula and
tongue. When a person is awake, the muscles hold
this airway open. When they are asleep, these
muscles relax and the airway usually stays open.
Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway and
airflow are blocked, causing the oxygen levels to
drop in both in the brain and the blood,
resulting in shallow breathing or breathing
pauses during sleep.
Know More About Sleep Apnea
How Is Sleep Apnea Treated? For some of our
patients at Coastal Ear, Nose Throat,
conservative treatment options could start with
lifestyle changes, such as losing weight,
limiting alcohol consumption, and quitting
smoking. These could provide sufficient relief,
but it is more likely that more involved
treatments will be necessary. These are two
common non-surgical treatments CPAP The next
step up from oral appliance therapy would be
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP
is a breathing system that uses air pressure to
keep the upper airway passages open. The patient
wears a mask over his or her nose during sleep.
The mask creates air pressure that is somewhat
greater than the air pressure in the bedroom,
and this difference in pressure keeps the airway
open. The problem with CPAP, however, is that
some people find it difficult to sleep with the
tubes and mask. This can lead to a low compliance
rate. Oral Appliance Therapy In some patients
with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea,
oral appliance therapy can be successful. This
involves fitting and ordering a custom-made
mouthpiece for the patient to wear while
sleeping. The mouthpiece is similar to a sports
mouth guard. It supports the jaw in a forward
position to help keep the airway open. Currently,
there are over 100 FDA-approved oral appliances,
and we help our patients find the option that is
best for them.
Know About Surgical Treatment
  • If conservative treatment is unsuccessful in
    treating sleep apnea, there are other options
    available. Individuals who suffer from severe
    cases of sleep apnea that may lead to serious
    medical conditions, may benefit from surgery. The
    goal of most surgical procedures is to remove
    the excess tissue from the nose or throat and
    open upper air passages to facilitate breathing.

Know About Inspire Implant
Inspire works inside your body while you sleep.
Its a small device placed during a same-day,
outpatient procedure. When youre ready for bed,
simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While
you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing
you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully. Our
Head Neck surgery expert Dr. Kenneth Newkirk,
is one of the few surgeons in the state who
performs this cutting edge and quality of life
saving procedure. How does it work? Sleep apnea
is caused by upper airway collapse, often when
the back of the tongue falls back into the
throat. This device gives just enough stimulation
to the nerve that controls the tongue, that it
prevents this collapse when you inspire. How is
the procedure performed? There is a small
incision placed in the neck to find the nerve and
another over the chest. The implant is placed in
a skin pocket similar to a pacemaker. What
happens after? Once you have recovered from
surgery, then we titrate the stimulation to
effect, with a convenient remote control.
Contact Us
Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat Address 1301 Route
72 Unit 340 Manahawkin, NJ 08050 (609)
978-0590 (732) 280-7815
Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat Address 100
Commons Way 210 Holmdel, NJ 07733 (732)
280-7855 (732)-280-7815
Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat Address 3700 Route
33 Neptune, NJ 07753 (732) 280-7855 (main) (732)
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