Would Losing Weight Cure Your Sleep Apnea?

Can sleep apnea be cured with weight loss? It depends on the root cause of your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In many cases, losing weight helps, but there are situations where it’s not enough. The Correlation Between Sleep Apnea and Obesity According to CDC data, about 30% of people in California are considered obese. Obstructive … Read more

Mouth Breathing When Sleeping – Symptoms and Treatments

Mouth Breathing When Sleeping

Many people living in Los Angeles and Las Vegas experience sleep issues, and those issues frequently come from difficulty breathing through the nose. Mouth breathing can affect the quality of your rest at night, and it’s often a sign of other issues that could lead to sleep apnea and similar conditions. Fortunately, mouth breathing can … Read more

Herbal Remedies for Sinus Infection: Pros and Cons

Sinus Infection

If you’re one of the 30 million Americans suffering from sinusitis, you would probably try any number of things to clear it up — irrigating your nasal cavities with a Neti pot, taking over-the-counter sinus medicine, adding moisture to the air with a humidifier, even twisting yourself up into a helpful yoga pose. Sinus infections … Read more

Acute Sinusitis vs. Chronic Sinusitis

Sinus

Pounding headache, check. Stuffy nose, check. Exhaustion, check. Changing of the seasons and shifts in barometric pressure that exacerbate the symptoms, double-check. It all adds up to one awful case of sinusitis (aka rhinosinusitis). But is it just one case? Or do you have these bouts several times a year? Acute sinusitis is a temporary … Read more

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

A recently developed procedure may help millions of people struggling with Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) without the need for surgery or constant medication. Eustachian tube balloon dilation is an FDA-approved procedure that has been shown to help people with chronic ETD by resolving the source of the problem rather than treating symptoms alone. What Is … Read more

Nose Snoring vs. Mouth Snoring

Snoring man

Did you know that the average sound of a snore ranges between 50 and 80 decibels — roughly as loud as normal conversation (on the low end) to the drone of a vacuum cleaner (on the high end)?  However, if you or your sleep partner are really unlucky, a snore can sound as cacophonous as … Read more

Can Snoring Affect a Relationship?

Relationship and Snoring

Ah, cupid’s arrow — finding love can be the best feeling in the world. The joys, the firsts, the snoring, the worst … Wait, what was that about snoring? If you feel slightly panicked reading these words, you’ve likely been in a relationship with someone who snores. And you know that nothing can put the … Read more

Alternatives to CPAP Are Needed After Recall by FDA

CPAP

CPAP and BiPAP machines — long considered one of the most reliable sleep apnea treatments — have always had their share of issues. Let’s start with the fact that nearly half of CPAP-prescribed patients never even use their machines. Of those who do, complaints are widespread, from feeling claustrophobic, to the sound being loud, to … Read more