Mouth Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted on 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

Does Your Child Snore?

Posted on March 16, 2014 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

Recently my 8 year old daughter, Lauren, had her tonsils and adenoids out. She did so well and I was so proud of her being so brave. The surgery was not nearly as traumatic as we thought it would be and the post op was fairly benign. I struggled with whether my wife and I … Continue reading Does Your Child Snore?