Decatur ENT’s board-certified Otolaryngology physicians and extensively trained clinicians are experienced in treating the medical and surgical needs for adult sleeping, sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. There are many conditions which could affect your rest including sleep apnea, airway obstructions, and snoring due to nasal or sinus conditions. Our team of ear nose & throat experts located in Decatur, AL will provide the highest quality of medical care available in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep issues upon physician referral.
Snoring and sleep apnea are two commonly related overnight conditions. Snoring occurs when there is a block in the air flow through the passages of the back of the mouth and nose. In children, snoring may be a symptom of potential problems with the tonsils and adenoids. Snoring is a serious issue for social and medical reasons. Socially, one can cause his or her bed partner to experience sleepless nights and fatigue. Medically, snoring disturbs one’s sleep patterns and deprives the individual of adequate rest.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a more serious ear nose and throat condition that snoring may be a direct symptom of. This specific issue is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing pauses that are greater than 10 seconds at a time. These pauses are due to upper airway narrowing or collapsing.
Decatur, AL is the home of Decatur ENT where we are driven to make patients feel as great as they can possibly be. We truly care about our patients as if they were our own family and are here to make their lives better. Please reach out if you have any issues regarding sleep, sleep apnea, or any medical issue that has you under the weather and away from the community! We are here for you!