Patients who often snore, feel fatigued during the day, or find they are gasping for air at night may have sleep apnea. Our trained, compassionate ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can diagnose your sleep apnea and provide in-depth solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Treatments Available at The Barranco Clinic

CPAP machine

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a device that patients can wear to bed at night to help them sleep soundly. The machine increases the air pressure within the throat, preventing the obstruction that leads to breathing cessation.

Sleep apnea surgery

Our team can customize a surgical procedure to address the exact causes of your sleep issues so you can start experiencing a good night’s rest once again.

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Patients may experience inconsistent breathing patterns at night where they are gasping for air or having trouble attaining a consistent airflow. This condition is known as sleep apnea. It has the potential to present serious medical issues, as it can be dangerous to stop breathing in the middle of the night.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea – Here, the origin of the problem lies with the muscles in the back of the throat. During the night, these muscles may begin to relax, narrowing or closing off the passageway through which air travels. The blockage of air can be so significant that it wakes the person up.
  • Central sleep apnea – This type of sleep is rarer than obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea happens when the brain doesn’t properly signal the breathing muscles. It typically occurs when the patient has suffered from a stroke or heart failure.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Unable to breathe or gasping for air at times during the night
  • Cotton-mouth in the mornings
  • Feeling fatigued during the day

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic offers top-tier, state-of-the-art ENT services to the communities of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our skilled and experienced practitioners to our advanced, cutting-edge technology and equipment, we aim to exceed your expectations at every stage of your treatment journey. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We focus on our clients as individuals, which means a personalized treatment plan instead of a blanketed cookie-cutter approach. We take the time needed to understand your concerns in detail so that a successful and long-lasting outcome can be effectively achieved.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of meticulously trained and seasoned ENT specialists ensures a comprehensive solution for your issues. Through a collaborative and coordinated approach, you receive exponential healing and a renewed quality of life.

Continuity of Care

All of our providers are connected to one another, so your treatment is seamless and well-executed from start to finish. After you leave, we continue to follow up with you, making sure of your long-term satisfaction with your results.

Community Investment

We regularly participate in programs that give back to the community and enrich our neighborhoods. Whether it’s supporting a charity event, organizing giveaways, or providing much-needed goods and services, we take an active role in our environment.

FAQs

Who is affected by sleep apnea?

While sleep apnea can affect almost anyone, certain patients are at a higher risk of experiencing the condition. They may struggle with the following, excess body weight, the natural aging process, smoking, genetic predisposition to sleep apnea, heart failure, or Parkinson’s disease.

Can sleep apnea affect children?

While sleep apnea is most common in adult populations, it can appear in younger individuals at times. We can treat both children and adults for sleep apnea.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Our skilled and experienced ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can perform customized diagnostic sleep testing to determine the best course of action for healing your concerns.

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