Atlanta Snoring Institute Honors National Sleep Awareness Week by Providing Breakthrough Treatments and Cures

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Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place March 2 - 9, 2014, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. Atlanta Snoring Institute will be celebrating the campaign through its continued dedication to improving the health and safety of those afflicted with sleep disorders.

Atlanta Snoring Institute

Atlanta Snoring Institute

The mission of Atlanta Snoring Institute is to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive management of snoring and sleep apnea available.

The importance of sleep cannot be overemphasized. Sleep deprivation can result in mood swings, lack of concentration and energy, unsafe driving, daytime sleepiness, and weight gain.

As the National Sleep Foundation notes, one of the primary causes of sleep deprivation is chronic snoring. Dr. William Dement, generally recognized as the father of sleep medicine, stated, “You’re not healthy unless your sleep is healthy.” Singer Helen Reddy stated, “You’re not going to find a man whose socks don’t get dirty and who doesn’t snore.”

Web MD states that men are 50 % more likely than women to snore. The National Sleep Foundation says many, if not most, children snore on occasion and 10% or more of children snore on most nights. An estimated 50-70 million adults in the United States have sleep or wakefulness disorder.

In their online report on snoring, the Mayo Clinic Staff states that many factors such as the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcoholic consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight can lead to snoring.

A Mayo Clinic report states that the following specific factors may contribute to snoring:

  •     Being a man. Men are more likely to snore or have sleep apnea than are women.
  •     Being overweight. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to snore or have obstructive sleep apnea.
  •     Having a narrow airway. Some people may have a long soft palate, or large tonsils or adenoids, which can narrow the airway and cause snoring.
  •     Drinking alcohol. Alcohol relaxes your throat muscles, increasing the risk of snoring.
  •     Having nasal problems. If you have a structural defect in your airway, such as a deviated septum, or your nose is chronically congested, your likelihood of snoring is greater.
  •     Having a family history of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

Significantly, chronic snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which results in high risks of more serious complications, including hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary diseases, stroke, heart attacks and cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Individuals who go through long periods of time with insufficient sleep are more likely to suffer from increased mortality along with reduced quality of life and productivity.

The Atlanta Snoring Institute Can Help
The expert physicians of Atlanta Snoring Institute offer a full range of medical, minimally invasive and surgical sleep apnea treatments. Certain procedures may take as short as twenty minutes, allowing patient to return to work right away.

“The mission of Atlanta Snoring Institute is to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive management of snoring and sleep apnea available. We firmly believe that the most effective way to manage sleep disorders is to respect each patient's intelligence and right to participate fully in all treatment decisions. This is accomplished by taking a thorough history including all of the patient's specific concerns, performing a thorough evaluation to determine the likely causes of the patient's problems, and then explaining clearly what treatment options are available. We believe that by offering the full spectrum of effective medical and surgical treatments available, we can partner with patients to achieve the best results possible,” states Dr. Howard Herman of Atlanta Snoring Institute.

For many patients, Atlanta Snoring Institute recommends the Pillar Procedure. It is a breakthrough medical process that can eliminate snoring and sleep apnea, greatly improving quality of sleep. The Pillar Procedure stiffens the soft palate to reduce or eliminate the tissue vibration that can cause snoring. More than 50,000 people worldwide have been treated with the Pillar Procedure.

Atlanta Snoring Institute has been treating patients with the Pillar Procedure since 2006. Dr. Howard Herman has performed more pillar implants than any other physician in the State of Georgia.

The Atlanta Snoring Institute hopes that National Sleep Awareness Week will sharpen focus on the importance of adequate, healthy sleep both for its significance for individual health as well as national safety. Sleep insufficiency has been linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters as well as medical and other occupational errors.    

The embedded message in National Sleep Awareness Week is “Wake up!” and the Atlanta Snoring Institute is ready to effect this change.

For more information on the Pillar Procedure and other Atlanta Snoring Institute services, please visit

About Atlanta Snoring Institute
Atlanta Snoring Institute is the leading provider of safe sinus surgery as well as nasal congestion, sleep apnea, and snoring treatment The staff consists of the highly-recommended Board-Certified Otolaryngologists, and Ear, Nose & Throat specialists who are skilled in the treatment and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Atlanta Snoring Institute is part of the ENT of Georgia group and has been serving patients in Atlanta for over 20 years.

Atlanta Snoring Institute offers a full range of medical, minimally-invasive and surgical cures for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, such as the Pillar Procedure snoring treatment. Atlanta Snoring Institute is dedicated to your health and will work with you to provide the best treatment options to effectively treat your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

Please visit our website to learn more. Our website is a great learning tool with helpful videos, articles, and patient testimonials.

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