Dentist Chad Explains the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:

Posted July 30, 2012 in Home

In my previous blog, I touched on the topic of sleep apnea being a sleep disturbance that can affect the body many negative ways. In this blog, I am going to reveal the signs and symptoms one may experience when it comes to sleep apnea.

Are you wondering if your sleep disturbance is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes lack of breathing throughout the night, leading to chronic sleep deprivation. Chronic sleep deprivation causes: daytime sleepiness, lack of concentration, and serious health problems. High blood pressure, weight gain, and type II diabetes are all examples of what can happen to our system if a sleep disturbance is not discovered.

Here is a list of the most common signs and symptoms reported when it comes to sleep apnea:

Ask your partner if any of the following occur at night:

Loud and Frequent Snooring
Long Pauses in Breathing
Choking or Gasping

Ask your self the following…Do you….

Feel chronically tired throughout the day (like you just are not getting enough sleep)
Wake you with a sore or dry throat
Headaches primarily occur in the morning
Frequent nighttime awakening (especially to urinate)
Waking up feeling out of breath
Difficulty concentrating

As a dentist focused on the total body health of my clients, it was extremely important for me to expand my knowledge and dental practice in regards to sleep dentistry. As a trained sleep dentist, I have the ability to screen individuals for sleep disturbances (primarily sleep apnea). If you think that you may have sleep apnea or someone you love suffers from sleep apnea, please do not hesitate call my Inland Empire Sleep Dental office to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to working with you to get you sleeping and feeling well rested. (951)686-3666.