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Sleep Conditions

sleep apnea insomniaThe Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists at Torrance Memorial Physician Network provide expert treatment for adults and children with airflow problems that affect their sleep. If you are experiencing conditions such as snoring or sleep apnea, our specialists will use the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to provide comprehensive care.

What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Quality sleep is an important part of your overall health and well-being. However, blocked airways can cause breathing difficulties and repeated awakenings that can prevent you from getting the rest you need.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that is caused by a blockage in your airway that interrupts your breathing while you sleep, causing you to wake up briefly — and usually unnoticeably — many times during the night. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Sore or dry throat in the morning
  • Snoring
  • Feelings of choking or gasping that wake you up
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Feeling restless during sleep
  • Frequent awakenings or insomnia
  • Mood changes or forgetfulness

Our specialists provide comprehensive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring using the latest non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Treatment, Therapies and Services

If you are living with sleep apnea or snoring, our otolaryngology specialists can help. During your first visit, our ENT specialists will review your medical history and symptoms, as well as perform a complete examination of your throat and airways. If necessary, your specialist may perform tests to diagnose the cause of your sleep problem or refer you for a sleep study.

Our board-certified ENT specialists will develop a customized treatment plan to address the cause of your sleep problem and relieve your symptoms. We provide a range of sleep apnea and snoring treatments, therapies and services, including:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy
  • Nasal and palate surgery
  • Oral appliance therapy
  • Removal or shortening of your uvula