Narcolepsy in Bakersfield
If you are suffering from narcolepsy due to sleep apnea, Bakersfield Sinus Center can help. We offer a range of treatments to help patients in and around Porterville and Bakersfield, CA sleep better and enjoy a higher quality of life.
What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a condition that makes you feel excessively tired during the day. As a result, you may find yourself dozing off or even falling asleep at inopportune times. Since narcolepsy can cause you to fall asleep, it can disrupt your daily routine, your sleep habits, and other activities. As narcolepsy worsens, you may develop a range of other symptoms that interfere with your quality of life.
Not all of the causes of narcolepsy are fully understood. However, it is believed that a lack of regular sleep can develop into narcolepsy. In this case, sleeping conditions like sleep apnea can lead to narcolepsy and its symptoms.
How is Narcolepsy Diagnosed?
Narcolepsy is often quite easy to diagnose, because the symptoms are fairly unmistakable. If you find yourself falling asleep in the middle of the day or experiencing constant drowsiness and fatigue, you may be suffering from narcolepsy.
In our experience, narcolepsy is often linked to sleep apnea and its symptoms. If sleep apnea affects your quality of sleep, you can experience drowsiness and other symptoms of narcolepsy as a result. When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the source of your narcolepsy. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How is Narcolepsy Treated?
The treatment of your narcolepsy will depend on your diagnosis. If your narcolepsy is not related to sleep apnea or related conditions, we may recommend a procedure or treatment that we do not offer at our practice.
If your narcolepsy is caused by sleep apnea and its symptoms, we may recommend sleep apnea surgery. Sleep apnea surgery can be performed with a number of techniques depending on the extent of your condition. Typically, these treatments involve eliminating anything that is obstructing your breathing and triggering snoring or other symptoms of sleep apnea. We also offer alternatives to CPAP devices to enhance your sleeping experience.
Can Narcolepsy Be Completely Cured?
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, our goal is to help you achieve an improved quality of life by providing long-term relief from narcolepsy. However, the cause of your narcolepsy will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
If your narcolepsy is caused by sleep apnea, our sleep apnea surgery treatments should help you achieve immediate and significant improvements in your narcolepsy symptoms. However, it is important to note that narcolepsy and its symptoms may take a few weeks or even months to completely resolve. We will work with you in the weeks following your treatment to ensure that you are getting optimal results.
To learn more about narcolepsy treatment or to schedule your treatment at Bakersfield Sinus Center, contact us today. We welcome patients from Bakersfield, Porterville, and the neighboring cities of California.