Sleep Apnea and Snoring Advice from our Rhinoplasty Long Island and New York City Surgeons
For many years, people may have associated the nose job with cosmetic enhancement. Indeed, open any magazine and you’re likely to see another incredible celebrity nose job image staring at you.
There are reasons aside from aesthetics, however, that some patients may choose to seek treatment from our rhinoplasty Long Island and nose job New York City surgeons to address the physical problems associated with the nose, such as a deviated septum.
When a person has a deviated septum, he or she may experience snoring, difficulty breathing through the nose if allergies or a cold are experienced, and sometimes even a twang in the voice.
In some cases, what may seem like a simple problem, however, may be quite a bit more serious. The challenge is in determining when it becomes imperative to seek treatment in our facilities.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Persons who suffer from this sleep disorder, even when caused by a deviated septum, may experience difficulty breathing with actual pauses in breaths during sleep.
When there is already a slight blockage affecting the flow of air during waking hours, the airway can become completely blocked when the muscles surrounding the throat completely relax during sleep.
Sleep apnea is an interesting sleep disorder in that it can be challenging to diagnose. Much of the time, the patient is not aware that his or her snoring has risen to new heights. This is because, during an episode of apnea, sleep is only slightly disrupted when breathing stops.
The patient never fully wakes, but will feel the effects of sleep loss during the day. Some of the side effects of obstructive sleep apnea, which may help the patient recognize the disorder, include:
Extreme fatigue even after eight to nine hours of sleep
Difficulty concentrating on tasks at hand
Difficulty staying awake during the day, leading to the need for naps, or falling asleep at stop lights.
The occurrence or worsening of irritability and moodiness or depression
Overeating, due to the imbalance of hormones that regulate appetite.
Effects of Sleep Apnea
Before receiving deviated septum surgery for nose problems in our nose job New York City or rhinoplasty Long Island practices, a patient who suffers from sleep apnea may wake with headaches or sore throat which clears within a few hours. Sleep apnea sufferers sometimes report that they do wake during the night to use the bathroom or get drinks to soothe a dry throat.
More serious are the health conditions that are linked to sleep apnea, which include hypertension, a worsening of ADHD behaviors, heart conditions and stroke.
Living with snoring from a deviated septum may seem like a little thing, but there may be a more serious problem at hand. To breathe easier, visit our rhinoplasty Long Island or New York City practices for a free consultation to see if deviated septum surgery is right for you.
People who read this blog post also read this related post about septum repair surgery.
*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns.