Tired Mature Businessman Sleeping At Desk In Office

Are you falling asleep at your desk?

Do you find yourself nodding off at your desk occasionally? If once a week or, embarrassingly, more than a few times a week you find yourself persistently sleepy or with a lack of general energy, you may have what is termed excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). You are not alone if you find yourself sleepy during the daytime. Studies indicate that over 100,000 Americans alone struggle with excessive sleepiness.

Being sleepy during the day can cause you to not focus properly or be an active participant in daily activities. It also has been known to make it more difficult to learn actively and remember things during this period. And if you drive for your job or work with heavy equipment, the dangers of sleepy driving are equal to the danger level of drunk driving.

EDS is a diagnosis attributed to both disorders and environmental factors. At The Snoring Center, we are specialists in sleep medicine and are trained to spot and diagnose causes for this disruptive issue. Some key causes are:

  • Not getting enough sleep or enough quality sleep
  • Shift work, jet lag or other circadian disruptions
  • Distractions during and right before bed (reading, screen viewing, playing games or watching TV)
  • Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or even narcolepsy

And while EDS is a broad term used to describe many scenarios, there are ways that The Snoring Center can help you, especially with snoring and sleep apnea. Our philosophy in treating snoring and sleep apnea is rational and considerate. There are several conditions that can lead to snoring, and one solution does not fit all. Snoring occurs when the airway becomes restricted either due to a relaxation in the muscles of the back of the throat or a physiological abnormality that restricts the airway.

In severe cases, snoring becomes sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious medical disease characterized by loud snoring and repeated spells of stopped breathing. These stoppages can occur for 10 seconds or more and may take place several times an hour. Not good. Sleep apnea has been linked to increased risks of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. It is also associated with diabetes and obesity.

The treatments we provide at The Snoring Center include:

  • Pillar Procedure – The Pillar Procedure is an effective treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, with small woven implants inserted into the soft palate to improve airflow. Read more…
  • Turbinate Reduction – A quick, painless office based procedure to provide relief from congestion, pressure and drainage associated with nasal allergies. Read more…
  • Palate Reduction – A fast, affordable procedure to stiffen the soft palate and provide years of relief from disruptive snoring. Read more…
  • Laser Tonsillectomy – A cutting-edge, office based treatment to remove tonsils, providing relief from chronic tonsillitis, tonsil stones and snoring or apnea related to enlarged tonsils. Read more…
  • Home Sleep Study – A convenient alternative to sleep labs or sleep centers, our home sleep study helps diagnose sleep apnea and other disorders in the comfort of your own home. Read more…
  • Oral Appliances – Custom dental appliances can treat snoring and sleep apnea, pulling the lower jaw and tongue forward away from the airway. Read more…
  • Traditional Surgery – Some snoring problems require invasive surgery. Our in-depth evaluation can tell you if you are a candidate for surgical treatment for sleep apnea or snoring. Read more…
  • CPAP Treatment – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is currently the most effective treatment for sleep apnea. Read more…

Schedule your consultation today and get your days back!

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