Look Out For These Sleep Apnea Symptoms From Our O’Fallon Dentists

Written by Dr. Brace on Dec 29, 2015

Look Out For These Sleep Apnea Symptoms From Our O’Fallon Dentists

Sleep Apnea is a potentially dangerous breathing condition that can really hinder your daily life and your overall health status. Our O’Fallon sleep apnea dentists provide the treatments that people need in order to overcome sleep apnea problems. In this short article we are going to be talking to you about some of the most commonly experienced sleep apnea symptoms. We want you to keep a lookout for these problems in our daily life. If you notice that you are suffering from any of these problems, let your dentist know, so that you can begin treatment quickly.

Sleep apnea is a condition that makes it difficult for a person to get enough oxygen as he or she sleeps. When the patient falls asleep, his or her airway becomes blocked by relaxed oral tissues. These tissues make it difficult for the patient to breathe in enough oxygen.

People who are suffering from sleep apnea often notice:

That they are snoring loudly on a regular basis—as your body tries to force air past the tissue obstruction, you will likely start snoring loudly. In fact, many people first find out that they have sleep apnea because their sleeping partners are woken up by loud snoring night after night.

That they feel fatigued—sleep apnea deprives your body of oxygen. Low oxygen levels cause your body to briefly wake up and “restart” throughout the night. This keeps you from getting the restful sleep that you need to feel good the next day.

That they suffer from chronic headaches—poor sleep quality makes it very likely that, as a sleep apnea patient, you will suffer from headaches in the morning and/or at night.

The sooner that you are able to seek treatment for sleep apnea problems, the better it is for your overall health status. So call our O’Fallon sleep apnea dentists if you have questions about sleep apnea, or if you would like to schedule a consultation!