Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea services offered in New Braunfels and Kyle, TX

An estimated 30 million Americans wake up tired because of sleep apnea. If you gasp for breath in the night or snore loudly, you can find help at LungDocs. Pulmonary specialist Rajesh Shetty, MD, offers sleep testing to evaluate your breathing patterns while you sleep. The providers also personalize treatment plans to improve your breathing and prevent complications like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes that untreated sleep apnea can cause. Call the New Braunfels or Kyle, Texas, to schedule a sleep apnea evaluation or book an appointment online today. 

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects your breathing while you sleep. You may stop breathing at times, snore loudly, and wake up gasping for air. There are three main types of sleep apnea that can affect your quality of sleep and your general health:

Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea develops when your throat muscles relax too much during sleep and obstruct your ability to take in oxygen.

Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea occurs when there’s dysfunction in the signals of your brain that control your breathing muscles.

Complex sleep apnea

Complex sleep apnea describes a combination of central and obstructive sleep apnea issues.

LungDocs provides comprehensive care for all types of sleep apnea. The providers create treatment plans to improve your breathing and support your ability to get high-quality sleep each night.

When should I seek medical care for sleep apnea?

Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. If your loved ones complain about your loud snoring, or if you wake up gasping for air throughout the night, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at LungDocs.

Other symptoms of sleep apnea may include:

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches

LungDocs offers diagnostic testing services, including sleep tests, to assess your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and breathing patterns while you sleep. 

Based on the type of sleep apnea you have and the severity of your symptoms, the providers create a treatment plan to address the underlying cause of sleep apnea.