Your Sleep Apnea Doctor in Westmoreland County
Sleep apnea happens when a person's breathing stops and starts frequently during sleep. A person can feel tired even after a full night's sleep. This condition is more than just uncomfortable and disruptive: it may be life-threatening and could lead to serious issues such as:
- Weight gain and obesity
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias
- Heart attack or stroke
- Depression or Anxiety
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Erectile Dysfunction
At Westmoreland Sleep Medicine, our board-certified sleep apnea specialist is here to help. Dr. Jain has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other sleep conditions that may be contributing to the issue. He'll work with you one-on-one to assess your sleep patterns, review your medical history and lifestyle habits, achieve a sleep apnea diagnosis, and create a personalized sleep apnea treatment plan that fits your needs.
If you're ready to get back on the road to healthier sleep with the best sleep doctor Greensburg, PA has to offer, Dr. Jain and his team at Westmoreland Sleep Medicine are here to help. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about your treatment options and get the help you need.
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Treating & Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat loosen and block your airway during sleep. In order to diagnose this condition, Dr. Jain will need to evaluate your medical history, lifestyle habits, and sleep patterns. If a diagnosis is made, he'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring or snoring that’s interrupted by pauses in breathing and then gasping
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Night sweats
- Having to urinate at night
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty waking up or experiencing unrefreshing sleep with fatigue and sleepiness
- Difficulty with concentration or memory
- Low libido
Snoring is not always loud or obvious in people with obstructive sleep apnea. For example, women and children affected by obstructive sleep apnea often do not snore loudly or regularly. On the other hand, most people who snore loudly have obstructive sleep apnea.
When treating sleep apnea, Dr. Jain recommends a comprehensive approach, prescribing lifestyle adjustments and treatments such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines which helps keep the airways open during sleep by providing gentle air pressure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different types of sleep apnea?
Yes, there are two types of sleep apnea – obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type and is caused by a blockage in the airway during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain does not send signals to your breathing muscles to take a breath.
How should I prepare for a sleep apnea screening?
Before your sleep apnea test, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your medical history and sleep patterns. You should also avoid caffeine or any other stimulants such as alcohol or nicotine four hours before bedtime. It’s also important to get plenty of rest the night before the test.
Do your sleep apnea doctors near me accept insurance?
Yes, Dr. Jain is in network and accepted by all major health insurers including Highmark BCBS, UPMC, United, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid and Advantra. To view our full list of accepted providers, visit our page, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions.