SNORING CAN BE A SIGN OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA. GET A PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN AND START SLEEPING SOUNDLY TODAY.
WHAT IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea in the US. Typically the uvula, soft palate, tonsils, or tongue will collapse into the back of the throat during deep, especially REM, sleep, and in supine position caused moderate to severe obstruction. During the obstruction episode, the level of oxygen in the body drops to below normal and this increases stress on all parts of the body especially the brain and heart.
HOW DO I KNOW IF HAVE OSA?
Typically the first sign of OSA is snoring. If you or your partner notices that you stop breathing during sleep or appear to be gasping or choking during sleep and wake up with a gasp, then most likely you have OSA. There may be arousals from sleep as well and you will not feel well rested and perhaps have daytime sleepiness or early morning headaches. Children with OSA may suffer from ADHD.
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and heart disease, strokes, accidents, memory impairment, loss of concentration due to lack of sleep, among other adverse health effects.
Dr. Khetarpal was trained in New York with additional research and clinical training fellowships at the prestigious Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. He practices in The Woodlands and is accepting new patients. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Khetarpal to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea and to get the personalized care you need to sleep better, breathe easy, and wake up feeling refreshed.
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Our team brings advanced sinus care to Houston after practicing in the Rio Grande Valley for many years. We have a background in genetic research in Boston that we are currently utilizing on sinus research. We were amongst the first few in the country to use image guidance during sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty in the office.