As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Role of an ENT Doctor in Sleep Health

While it’s fairly common to snore, this is something that should often be taken seriously. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of a condition known as sleep apnea. This occurs when your tongue falls to the back of your throat and the airway is blocked. This can also happen if you have a narrow airway. The airway is blocked while you sleep and can cause pauses in your breath. Sleep apnea can be life-threatening if it isn’t treated and it should be taken seriously. Your ENT doctor can work with you to create a treatment plan to manage your sleep apnea and help you breathe right throughout the night.

How an ENT Doctor Helps with Sleep

When it comes to breathing right and sleeping through the night, you might not realize that your ENT doctor may be extremely useful. If you’re dealing with sleep apnea, your body isn’t getting the airflow that it needs throughout the night, and you might have severe side effects from this. You might find that you wake up exhausted and that you’re unable to focus during the day. This could also mean that you’re falling asleep during meetings or even while driving.

Your ENT doctor can help examine your airways and determine if you might be dealing with sleep apnea. If you are, they’ll be able to create a treatment plan that works best for you. You may need to wear a mouth guard that helps pull the jaw forward and stop the tongue from falling back and blocking your throat. A CPAP machine can also help keep a constant flow of air running through your airways, keeping them open and clear.

Contact Your ENT Doctor Today

It’s important that you are able to breathe easily throughout the night. Contact your ENT doctor to find out how you can start getting the sleep that you need.

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