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Snoring TreatmentIn Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Snoring is annoying — especially for anyone sleeping within earshot. The good news is that there is something you can do about it.

At Broward ENT & Allergy, Dr. Sina Joorabchi has years of experience treating the conditions that lead to snoring. No matter the cause, Dr. Joorabchi in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale-area can help you find the solution that works for you. He’s committed to helping you — and the people you love — get back to a good night’s sleep.

What Are the Causes of Snoring?

Snoring is a condition caused when the soft palate and uvula relax during sleep and obstruct your breathing passages, creating irregular airflow and vibrations. This phenomenon has a variety of sources, including:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Obesity
  • Obstruction of nasal passages
  • Sleep apnea
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Sleeping position
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Sleep deprivation

A thorough review of your medical history and evaluation of your condition will allow Dr. Joorabchi to accurately diagnose the causes of your snoring. He will then talk you through treatment options to find one that fits your lifestyle.

Snoring Treatments in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Snoring Treatment in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

What Treatments Are Available for Snoring?

There are a variety of treatments available to minimize or eliminate snoring. Their efficacy will depend on the underlying causes of your situation and the severity of your condition.

Snoring Treatments in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Lifestyle changes

These snoring treatments focus on making everyday changes to the way you live. They can vary by effectiveness and by how difficult they may be to sustain in your life. Some of the changes that may be recommended include:

  • Changing sleep position - avoid sleeping on your back because gravity works against you in this position
  • Getting consistent, sufficient sleep - being overtired and exhausted can lead you to sleep hard, causing the muscles to relax too much
  • Nasal decongestant methods - things like taking a hot shower before bed or using nasal strips can open up your air passages
  • Avoiding alcohol before bed - alcohol consumption within five hours of sleep can induce over-relaxation of your throat muscles
  • Quitting smoking - smoking can cause irritation and inflammation leading to obstructed passageways
  • Using a humidifier at night - this keeps dry air from irritating your membranes
  • Losing weight - decreasing the excess fat in your face and neck can reduce the occurrence of airway obstruction
  • Using a positive pressure device - a CPAP machine forces air into your nose and/or mouth as you sleep keeping passageways open

Surgical Techniques

More aggressive treatment is sometimes recommended depending on the cause and severity of a patient’s condition. These can include:

  • Somnoplasty - reduces the size of the uvula and soft palate using radiofrequency energy
  • Injection snoreplasty - safe, durable materials are injected into the soft palate to make it more rigid and less likely to obstruct breathing
  • Coblation palatoplasty - surgically reduces the size of the uvula and soft palate
  • Implants - devices like Inspire® can regulate muscle response to minimize passageway obstruction
Snoring Treatments in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Schedule your snoring treatment consultation with Dr. Joorabchi today

Contact our team at Broward ENT & Allergy to schedule your appointment with Dr. Joorabchi. The outstanding team at our Pembroke Pines, Florida clinic will take good care of you as we answer all your questions and put you at ease. Just call (954) 438-7171 or fill out the form on this page to request your consultation. We look forward to helping you find the snoring solution that gets you back to better dreams and even better dreams.

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