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Sleep apnea is a respiratory disorder marked by an upper airway obstruction which causes a brief interruption of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea and snoring can affect your quality of sleep and leave you tired and in need of rest.
At Duke, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to sleep apnea and snoring. Specialists from neurology, otolaryngology, and pulmonology offer diagnostic tests and treatments for these disorders.
Our sleep specialists offer a variety of treatment options including CPAP, behavioral modification, and surgery to combat snoring and sleep apnea. The specialists will work on an individual basis with each patient to determine the most appropriate form of treatment for the patient's needs.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a treatment often used for sleep apnea where a device blows air into the patient's nose or mouth in order to keep the airways open.
At Duke, our otolaryngologists are specially trained to offer surgery and treatment for patients suffering from sleep apnea.
For more information about this surgery, visit the Sleep Apnea and Snoring Surgery page in the Otolaryngology service section.
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