Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

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Many people suffer from sleeplessness or interrupted sleep due to suffering from sleep apnea. As sleep apnea can affect your daily life and overall health, it is important to understand what sleep apnea symptoms are.

Here at CK Dental, your friendly Lakewood dentists, we want to help you deal with the symptoms and improve your nights. As more people suffer from sleep apnea then many people realize, we have created a list of symptoms so you know what to look out for.

1. Snoring

Snoring may be considered normal behavior while sleeping, but it can also be a sign that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Although it is worth noting that even though it is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, you can still suffer from sleep apnea without snoring.

This is why knowing what all the other symptoms are is important.

2. Daytime Sleepiness

Daytime sleepiness, otherwise known as hypersomnia, is when you are always tired throughout the day. This symptom can be viewed if always drowsy at work, driving, or doing other tasks. This can become disruptive to your life and health.

3. Disrupted Sleep or Not Sleeping

If you can not sleep or are always waking up during it, you may be suffering from insomnia. This is a well-known symptom of sleep apnea. Insomnia is not just bad as you will battle to get the recommended hours of sleep, but it can affect your mental well-being as well.

4. Waking up, Short of Breath

If you keep waking up feeling like you are short of breath, you may be choking yourself without realizing and waking up because of it. You can also feel as if your mouth is dry and your throat is sore after sleeping.

If you feel like you are short of breath and keep waking up throughout the night, consult a medical physician, as this can be dangerous.

5. People Witness You Pause Breathing While You Sleep

If someone witnesses you struggling to breathe while you are asleep, this can be an indicator that you may suffer from sleep apnea. If your loved ones, spouses, or other people tell you this, you should contact your Doctor for a consultation.

6. Mood Swings

If you suffer from random mood swings, depression, and anxiety, having a lackluster sleep can be the cause. If you do not get enough sleep throughout the night, you can have a disruption in your brain function, and that can lead to mood swings.

If you battle to sleep and suffer from depression and anxiety, we recommend that you contact a Doctor or Psychologist to seek the help you need. Here at CK Dental, we may be able to help with your lack of sleep, allowing you to live a healthy life as sleep apnea may be the culprit.

If you suffer from snoring and other of the known symptoms listed above, book an appointment with your medical professional before booking an appointment with us.


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