Our Specialties

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Imagine an adult having a restful, quiet night’s sleep…

That kind of rest is possible for our patients and their spouses.

What is Sleep Apnea?

This is a very serious condition and may be fatal if the episodes last over ten seconds, and occur more than five times an hour. This can result in reduced blood oxygen levels to the brain, forcing the snorer to wake up briefly many times during the night. This results in a lighter sleep, which prevents the snorer from enjoying the rest benefits of a deep sleep. Individuals with this disorder may experience heart enlargement and high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by a pause or slowing of breathing while sleeping. Although a diagnosis of sleep apnea often will be based on an individual’s medical history, there are many tests that can be used to substantiate the diagnosis. The treatment of sleep apnea may be either nonsurgical or may require surgery.

Our Procedures and Solutions for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Thanks to Dr. Douglas Holmes of ENT and Audiology Associates, patients in Raleigh now have access to an effective and safe alternative to traditional sleep apnea treatments. Snoring and sleep apnea sufferers can now be treated and potentially cured of sleep apnea with an AirLift™ procedure. It is a quick, safe & lasting treatment to unblock the airway and help you leave your CPAP behind.

Until recently, treatment options have been limited to painful and invasive nose and throat surgeries, and bulky CPAP and oral appliances which require patients to wear every time they sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a higher risk of life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about AirLift™

Hear From Our Patients

He gave us our lives back!
He gave us our lives back!
Obinna F.
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He gave me and my son our lives back! Thank you so much... from not being able to sleep at night to severe snoring. My toddler son and I finally can live a normal life again.

COVID-19 Policies & Updates

COVID Policy effective 08/16/2021: Due to the exponential rise of Delta variant cases including breakthrough casesfor your safety and that of our staff members’ we require anyone entering our office, 12 years of age or older to bring proof of vaccination administered at least 3 weeks prior, OR a negative PCR (not a rapid) test result within 3 days of the appointment. Additionally, all individuals must wear a mask covering BOTH the nose and mouth at all times except during Dr. Holmes’ examination.

PLEASE NOTE:  This applies to all family members, caretakers, translators, and vendors in addition to patients.

We prefer that only one parent accompany a child (no siblings please) and that adults come alone if able. 100% of our staff are fully vaccinated and always masked.  We disinfect rooms between patients and control for social distancing.  We are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care and to the health and prosperity of our community!  Thank you for trusting our practice and taking the precautions necessary to minimize the risk of Covid 19.

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