Are you living your days in a daze? You don’t have to let the zombie-like shroud of exhaustion suck the life out of life. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) is often tied to an issue with your Breathing Triangle: the crucial zone of your nose and throat. Like despicable thieves, snoring, nighttime congestion, sinusitis, mouth-breathing, and sleep apnea could be secretly robbing you of restful sleep and energy.
It’s time to confront these thieves and reclaim your vigor.
Chronic daytime sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a serious toll on your health and can lead to:
More critically, conditions like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can usher in severe health issues5,6,7. The cost? A staggering $95 billion in healthcare8 and a $411 billion hole in the U.S. economy9 annually.
Managing daytime sleepiness depends on its root cause. If it’s sleep apnea, the first-line treatment is ensuring that your nasal airways including your nose and sinuses are working properly. You then have a better chance of successful treatment with minimally invasive solutions like oral appliance therapy to optimize your nighttime breathing.
First, we listen. At your new patient appointment, you’ll discuss your symptoms and goals with a Sleep & Sinus Specialist. You’ll also get a thorough Breathing Triangle Evaluation to help identify any underlying issues.
Depending on your symptoms you may get an in-office CT scan or home sleep study to better understand the source of your daytime sleepiness.
We offer several simple in-office options to ensure you have a healthy Breathing Triangle and to address your daytime sleepiness. Depending on your diagnosis, you may be a candidate for: Balloon Sinuplasty, Turbinate Reduction, Nasal Cryotherapy, Oral Appliance Therapy or CPAP.
You may be sleep deprived from too little sleep, or tired because your sleep was fragmented. If you consistently feel sleepy during the day for several weeks, it could be beneficial to see a doctor to talk about your symptoms.
Short-term daytime sleepiness that results from a few nights of short or interrupted sleep could impact your reaction time, mood, ability to focus, make you more prone to making mistakes, and could put you at risk for drowsy driving.
You might, especially if your daytime sleepiness is chronic and excessive, but only a thorough evaluation by your doctor or, preferably, a sleep specialist or ENT doctor can tell you for sure.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders among adults. One study conducted multi-night sleep studies on over 67,000 adults, and found that 23% of participants had OSA11.
The best treatment for your daytime sleepiness depends on the cause. If you experience daytime sleepiness after a night or two of shortened or fragmented sleep, you could benefit from improving your sleep hygiene and even taking a low dose of melatonin to help you fall asleep.
“ADVENT’s approach to daytime sleepiness treatment differs from other ENT clinics and doctors because we focus on treating the root-cause of the problem, often determined by a Breathing Triangle® evaluation in conjunction with an at-home sleep study, and then use simple in-office procedures and/or devices to produce lasting results,” says Jacob Daniels, PA-C.
"ADVENT takes your daytime sleepiness complaints seriously. You will be recommended to have a home sleep study and we will then sit down and review the results with you and talk about treatment options."
"ADVENT’s approach to daytime sleepiness treatment differs from other ENT clinics and doctors because we focus on treating the root-cause of the problem, often determined by a Breathing Triangle evaluation in conjunction with an at-home sleep study, and then use simple in-office procedures and/or devices to produce lasting results."
"Daytime sleepiness or fatigue is multifactorial as sleep can be affected by many aspects of one's life. It is important to be evaluated by a healthcare professional to see if there are any airway issues including sleep apnea and possibly have a sleep study done."