Can Sleep Apnea Happen Every Night?
Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that can occur every night. It can impact your breathing as you sleep and even interrupt your breathing hundreds of times in a night.
Sleep apnea is a worrisome problem that can increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. You may also struggle to get a good night’s sleep, as the brain is constantly triggered to wake up to ensure you can continue breathing.
Board-certified physician Dr. Avi Ishaaya and the team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA can conduct a sleep study to review how you’re bearing with sleep apnea. We can use the results of our study to see what is necessary for your treatment needs.
What causes you to experience sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when your airways are obstructed while breathing. It becomes harder for you to properly breathe as the airway closes up and reduces your body’s ability to receive oxygen. Your blood oxygen levels will drop, prompting your brain to get the body to wake up.
There are many concerns that can cause you to experience sleep apnea episodes, including:
Overweight people are more likely to experience sleep apnea. Added fat tissue could restrict your airways.
Sleep apnea often runs in families. You’re more likely to deal with this if other family members have it, especially if they’re immediate family members.
General fatigue during the day can weaken your body’s ability to consistently get to sleep, making it harder for your airways to relax.
The severity of your sleep apnea will vary over how many times you wake up. It will be more significant if you wake up more often.
A sleep study can review your situation
You can request a sleep study from us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA to learn more about how sleep apnea influences your body. You can spend the evening at our sleep center, although at-home tests are available for some patients.
Various sleep tests can help you review your needs:
A polysomnogram will review your blood oxygen levels and brain waves and see how often you are waking up at night due to sleep apnea.
A continuous positive airway pressure titration test will check whether you require a CPAP machine to help you breathe to control sleep apnea.
A multiple sleep latency test will monitor how long it takes for you to get to sleep and to reach the REM stage. You may struggle to get to the REM stage if you keep waking up due to sleep apnea.
These tests will monitor your ability to sleep well. We can review the results and see what sleep apnea treatments are necessary, including whether you require a CPAP machine for help. Our testing also checks how much CPAP pressure is necessary.
Contact us today to learn how well you’re sleeping
Schedule a sleep study with us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA today. Dr. Avi Ishaaya and the team can check your current sleeping habit to determine what treatment is necessary for resolving sleep apnea.