Snoring Specialist

Golden Gate Sleep Centers

Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Danville, CA & Fremont, CA

Snoring occasionally occurs in everyone as a result of allergies or other stressors, but some people experience chronic and persistent snoring that can disturb an entire household. If you tend toward the latter, you may be dealing with a sleep disorder. Dr. Puja Thakkar and her team at Golden Gate Sleep Centers use the latest sleep evaluation facilities in Danville and Fremont, California. To address potentially dangerous snoring, and to make everyone happier in the morning, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Snoring

What are the most common causes of snoring?

Several factors can lead to snoring. Several of the more common causes of persistent snoring including:

  • Sinus or chest congestion
  • The common cold, influenza, or allergies
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Structural issues, such as a deviated septum
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Obesity, which contributes to fatty tissue
  • Sleep position

While some of these conditions are acute and resolve within the short-term, others are long-term problems that may require an extended period of treatment.

Chronic snoring may also be a sign of a more serious condition, like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can result in major complications if left untreated, and it is important to rule the condition out as a cause for your snoring.


How is snoring evaluated?

The best way to evaluate your chronic snoring is to catch you in the act. At Golden Gate Sleep Centers, Dr. Thakkar and her team offer state-of-the-art sleep labs that are designed to evaluate you while you sleep.

The accommodations are very comfortable, and before you climb into bed, the technicians will hook you up to equipment that monitors multiple physiological factors, including:

  • Heart rate
  • Sleep/wake cycle
  • Brain activity
  • Respiration rate
  • Eye movements
  • Blood pressure
  • Body movements
  • Oxygen levels

As you sleep, the team will record this valuable health information and use it to determine what’s at the root of your snoring problem. If you can't spend a night away from home, talk to Dr. Thakkar about a take-home sleep study kit.


What are the treatments for snoring?

The answer to this depends entirely upon your evaluation. Once Dr. Thakkar has the necessary information in front of her, she can better make a diagnosis and get you started on a treatment plan. These treatments may include:

  • A device to help correct sleep apnea called a CPAP
  • Surgery to correct a nasal issue like a deviated septum
  • Recommendations for sleep positions
  • Lifestyle changes, such as weight loss

If you experience persistent and disruptive snoring, call Golden Gate Sleep Centers or use the online scheduler to request an appointment. Dr. Thakkar and her team are incredibly skilled at creating individualized treatment plans to ameliorate snoring and restore sound sleep.