Living with sleep apnea? You’re not alone. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea affect some 50 to 70 million Americans, according to the Institute of Medicine, and can impact your quality of life. The good news is that sleep apnea is treatable, making proper evaluation and diagnosis an important part of getting back to healthy rest. Learn about two kinds of sleep apnea — obstructive and central — and how our caring experts at Central Oregon ENT can help you improve your health through better sleep.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that happens when breathing is repeatedly interrupted due to a blockage in your nose or throat.

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Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. An otolaryngologist can help you to determine where the anatomic source of your snoring may be, and offer solutions for this noisy and often embarrassing behavior.

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Inspire Therapy

Inspire therapy is an implant option for people with obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get relief from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP machine)

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