Sleep Apnea

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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

People who snore often also complain of feeling tired during the day. This is no surprise. Snoring is disruptive to a good night’s sleep. However, it is inaccurate to assume that snoring is the big picture here. Often, snoring and daytime sleepiness are both symptoms of a bigger issue. That issue is sleep apnea. Here, …

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Can I Fix Sleep Apnea on My Own?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It has wide-ranging implications for your long-term health, which is why it is so important to seek diagnosis and treatment from a doctor. There are certainly lifestyle changes you can take on independently, but it is best to do so as part of an overall treatment plan. Attempting …

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What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may be hesitant to move forward with treatment. There are, however, a variety of treatments for sleep apnea. Finding one that’s right for you is crucial but treating your sleep apnea is imperative. Without treatment for your sleep apnea, you run the risk of the …

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Why Should I See a Pulmonologist for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea often brings to mind the picture of someone who stops breathing intermittently throughout the night. A pulmonologist is a doctor who treats heart-related conditions in patients. Your body is a machine that depends on every system to work well with one another, in order to keep your body working properly. When one system …

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What are the Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects an estimated 22 million Americans, but around 80 percent of moderate and severe cases are undiagnosed. This lack of diagnosis and treatment means that many people have serious symptoms and have an increased risk of developing several dangerous chronic health issues. In this blog, NYC pulmonologist Dr. …

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What are the Top Symptoms of Sleep Apnea to Watch For?

Snoring can simply be an occasional, annoying occurrence that may not be a cause for concern. But loud snoring, especially when it’s accompanied by other symptoms such as daytime fatigue, can be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common and potentially dangerous disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. …

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What to Expect at Your Home Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea in NYC

The phrase “sleep study” makes many people think of someone lying in an uncomfortable bed at a medical facility, hooked up to various machines and trying to sleep while being observed by a doctor or lab technician. It’s an image that certainly seems to be at odds with a typical night’s sleep, and many patients …

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