Glen Burnie Sleep Specialist
You might think of sleep simply as the time when your body gets to relax and refresh itself for the new day. While this is technically true, there are a lot of important ways your body is at work throughout the night to keep you in optimal health. A lack of quality sleep is tied to bad moods, increase risk of illness, weight gain, lack of focus, and more.
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes an individual to stop breathing frequently throughout the night, often without even realizing it. If you suffer from sleep apnea, the quality of your sleep could be impacted. Even more seriously, the temporary oxygen deprivation could lead to serious health issues over time, including stroke, heart disease, organ failure, and more. Below are some of the common symptoms you could experience if you have sleep apnea. If any of these sound familiar, contact our dental team today to learn about the potentially life-saving treatment options we offer to patients suffering from sleep apnea.
If you experience loud snoring that is prominent throughout the night, it could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.
Waking with Shortness of Breath
Regularly waking up gasping for breath is a common side effect of sleep apnea.
If you struggle to stay awake and alert throughout the day no matter how early you get to bed, sleep apnea could be disrupting your body’s sleep cycles.
Morning Dry Mouth
Waking up with dry mouth could be a sign that you’re struggling to get enough air at night without realizing it.
If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, sleep apnea could be affecting the quality of your sleep.
While other conditions can contribute to these symptoms, they are all common occurrences for individuals with sleep apnea. If you find that you’re regularly experiencing any of these symptoms, it could be a sign of a serious problem. While treatment options for sleep apnea exist, their effectiveness is limited to how early you address the issue. Contact our dental team today to learn more about the causes of sleep apnea and to schedule a consultation with our doctor to see how we can help.