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Dr. Goel’s Guide to Sleep Apnea
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What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder where the throat muscles relax while sleeping, obstructing the airway. This blockage causes you to stop breathing and awake many times a night, gasping for air.

Over 50 million US adults suffer from one or more sleeping disorders. Sleep deprivation is harmful to the brain and the body, and should be treated as soon as possible. At Bay Area Sleep Solutions we want to help get your sleep cycle back on track.

Learn more about what sleep apnea looks and feels like, treatment options, and the ripple effects the disorder can have in your life from Dr. Goel’s guide below.

Causes and Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep apnea can appear in numerous ways and affect every aspect of your life. That’s why it’s important to be evaluated to understand how you may be specifically impacted. Discover the various ways sleep apnea can present itself so you can identify the problem right away.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea

At Bay Area Sleep Solutions we want to help get your sleep cycle back on track. Dr. Goel offers multiple treatment options to help find the treatment plan that works best. There are traditional methods and newer, more discreet methods like oral appliances. You don’t have to suffer from sleep apnea. Find out more today.

Diagnosis

The first step towards treatment is undergoing a sleep study with a qualified physician. This test is typically conducted overnight at a sleep facility and will help determine a solution based on your needs. Explore your diagnostic options and get your treatment process started.

Sleep Apnea and Your Health

Sleep apnea can affect many areas of your everyday life. For many patients, weight gain is common and other effects have been linked to sleep apnea, such as mental health issues and ADHD-like symptoms. In some cases, patients report that their relationships are impacted by the sleep disorder as well.

The health effects of sleep apnea can range greatly. Find out more about these effects to help identify the problem and start receiving treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can sleep apnea go away without treatment?

Unfortunately, sleep apnea is not something that will heal itself. It’s a sleep disorder with severe and ranging side effects that can derail your life if left untreated.

We recommend seeking treatment immediately after receiving a proper diagnosis. Dr. Goel will work closely with you to ensure your treatment works best for you and prevents your sleep cycle from being interrupted.

What happens if sleep apnea goes untreated?

If sleep apnea is untreated, it can have serious consequences on your health and even lead to premature death. Other long-term health complications include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • High blood pressure

The sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you can begin reversing the damage caused by sleep apnea. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Goel today by calling our Santa Clara location at (408) 549-1602.

How can I naturally treat sleep apnea?

There are several lifestyle modifications that can improve your sleep apnea symptoms. However, we recommend them in conjunction with trusted methods. Natural sleep apnea remedies include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and sedatives
  • Positional therapy
  • Humidifier

We understand that no two patients are the same. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, we’ll create a customized treatment plan including the use of an oral appliance and suggest lifestyle modifications that will benefit you the most so we can optimize your results.

Can skinny people have sleep apnea?

While the majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are overweight, many people with healthy body weights have the disorder too. There are several risk indicators for sleep apnea, but patients include all types of people, including children and elderly patients.

No matter the cause, it’s important to seek treatment to begin reversing the harmful side effects associated with sleep apnea. Call our Santa Clara location at (408) 549-1602 to schedule a consultation.



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