At Bay Area Sleep Solutions and Smiles for Life Dental Group, Dr. Pooja Goel strives to provide the utmost care. As a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Goel has worked with many sleep patients from various backgrounds and conditions. Dr. Goel and her team provide the best care in the San Francisco Bay Area for their patients. With her easygoing demeanor and passion for dentistry, Dr. Goel strives to improve her patients' overall health by giving them the best possible treatment.
As per definition from Merriam-Webster, a diplomate is a physician qualified to practice in a medical specialty by advanced training and experience in the specialty followed by passing an intensive examination by a national board of senior specialists. There are only a handful of diplomates for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in all of Northern California, including Dr. Goel. Dr. Goel spends time each year for continuing education, studying for numerous hours, reading up on multiple scholarly articles related to sleep medicine, and earning certifications to further her knowledge. Becoming a board certified diplomate, depicts the ample amount of experience a medical professional has by treating a number of patients and following through for months until they have been relieved of their symptoms.
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is characterized as a chronic feeling of overwhelming daytime fatigue. Sufferers of EDS experience a constant feeling of tiredness during the day even if they get adequate amounts of sleep every night.
Those who are overweight may be at a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. Since excess fatty tissue is prevalent, obesity increases the chances of sleep apnea. It isn't always the case that everyone with sleep apnea is also obese; there are many patients who have sleep apnea but are a healthy weight. During sleep, when throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked.Learn more..
If one isn't sleeping properly during the night or waking multiple times, that leads to daytime sleepiness. The body is unable to rest fully. Most people don't realize that sleep apnea may be the underlying cause of this issue.Learn more..
Snoring is an indicator of sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the air flow is obstructed. Obstruction of the airflow may cause gasping, hence sleep apnea.Learn more..
Those with obstructive sleep apnea are much more likely to witness night time sweating. If anyone experiences excessive night time sweating, they should be tested for sleep apnea.Learn more..