What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

By Progressive Dental Group
December 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sleep apnea  

A good night's sleep is crucial for a productive day. However, sleep apnea could be robbing you of a good night's rest which affects how much productivity you get out of your day. Spotting the signs of sleep apnea will help you know when to consult your dentist, Dr. David Salah of Progressive Dental Group, for sleep apnea treatment in Novi, MI.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea causes breathing interruptions while you sleep. It is a sleep disorder that may be due to an obstruction in your respiratory tract or a problem with the respiratory control areas in your brain. Managing sleep apnea begins with identifying the signs so that you can consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

Snoring

Snoring is one of the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. However, snoring doesn't always mean you have sleep apnea, but sleep apnea often occurs with snoring. People with sleep apnea may also make other kinds of sounds during sleep such as snorting or gasping.

Your bed partner may be the first to notice that you're a noisy sleeper because the noise keeps them awake too. If your partner notices that you have moments of interrupted breathing, it's time to seek professional help for diagnosis and sleep apnea treatment in Novi, MI.

Restless Sleep

Sleep apnea can make you a restless sleeper. So, you may be tossing, turning, thrashing, kicking, or jerking through the night. Waking up to see your disheveled sheets could give you an indication that you're a restless sleeper.

Always Tired

The breathing interruptions from sleep apnea keep you from getting enough oxygen and interrupt your sleep. So, even when you sleep for hours you don't get enough rest. Your productivity decreases during the day and you may doze off during tasks.

Risk Factors

Sleep apnea is more prevalent among specific populations. So, if you fit the profile, you should monitor your sleep pattern. Sleep apnea risk factors include:

  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Thick neck size
  • Nasal congestion

Your dentist can help provide sleep apnea treatment that may help you get better sleep. Call (248) 349-7560 to schedule your consultation with your dentist, Dr. Salah of Progressive Dental Group, for sleep apnea treatment in Novi, MI.

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