Mouth Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Dr. Erin Elliott

The normal “mode of breathing” is through the nose. However, many people breathe through their mouth. The primary reason is because of nasal congestion. This could be due to allergies, chronic sinusitis, inflammation or some kind of physical obstruction (polyps, deviated septum, or trauma). Another explanation could be from a “habit” often stemming from early … Continue reading Mouth Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Myths Of Sleep Apnea

Posted on March 16, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Sleep Apnea Is Just Snoring Myth.Although snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, there’s a big difference between the two. People with sleep apnea actually stop breathing up to 400 times throughout the night. These interruptions last 10 to 30 seconds and are often followed by a snort when breathing resumes. This breaks your … Continue reading The Myths Of Sleep Apnea

If You Have Diabetes Type Ii Get Checked For Sleep Apnea

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Sleep apnea can worsen blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes by disrupting the deepest stage of sleep, a new study suggests. The findings provide another good reason for people with sleep apnea to wear a CPAP mask that helps assure uninterrupted breathing, the standard treatment for the condition, throughout the night. It … Continue reading If You Have Diabetes Type Ii Get Checked For Sleep Apnea