Snoring is extremely common: 45 percent of American adults snore occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. While many consider it a mere nuisance, keep in mind that snoring is a sleep disorder and can be the sign of a serious medical condition, such a sleep apnea.

If your partner has complained to you about your snoring or you do not feel rested after a full night’s sleep, contact us at (805) 964-6926 to schedule an appointment.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is vital for good health. Experts recommend a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep per night for most adults; a lack of sleep can affect your hormone levels, mood, weight and work or school performance and may result in physical, mental, social and emotional problems. Reaching that goal is difficult for many,…

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Pillar Procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a simple surgery designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves placing polyester implants into the soft palate to offer structural support and reduce tissue vibrations that cause snoring. Habitual snoring affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans. Not only is it a nuisance for both you and your bed…

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What is Somnoplasty? Somnoplasty is a surgical procedure for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It works by shrinking tissue in the upper airway, including the uvula, soft palate or base of the tongue using radiofrequency energy. This enlarges the throat and nose space, allowing for unobstructed breathing. Somnoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment method…

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