Recognizing Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Snoring man and young woman. Couple sleeping in bed.

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder that causes both daytime and nighttime symptoms, but those symptoms are often blamed on other issues. Our dentist in Northridge offers treatments that can ease the symptoms of sleep apnea. Recognizing your symptoms may just be your first step towards a better night’s sleep.

1. Snoring
You may snore quite loudly, and your snoring is likely to be frequent or chronic. It may be loud enough to wake others or even yourself, and you may occasionally wake feeling like you are choking or gasping for air.

2. Waking up feeling bad
Many people with sleep apnea wake up with a headache or dry mouth, or their throat hurts in the morning.

3. Struggling to get through the day
Daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression and anxiety are all common symptoms of sleep apnea and are linked to the inability to get a good night’s sleep as well as the stress on your heart and brain when you stop breathing at night.

4. Not sleeping well
You may wake frequently to use the bathroom, or you may feel like you have insomnia.

Because the long-term effects of sleep apnea can be serious or even deadly, treatment is vital. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in sleep apnea in Northridge.

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Recognizing Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

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