How to identify sleep apnea symptoms:#1 Pay attention to how you feel. One very common symptom of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness. Ofter, this fatigue leads to memory problems,irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating , and even changes in mood/personality.
#2 Watch for physical signs. Physical sleep apnea symptoms can easily be mistaken for other ailments, but include: headaches, swelling in the legs and dry mouth in the morning. At night, the patient may experience heartburn, chest pain, excessive sweating while sleeping, and the need to wake up and urinate.
#3 Ask someone to watch you while you sleep. Many times, the first person to notice a patient's sleep apnea symptoms is the patient's bed partner. While asleep, a person with sleep apnea almost always snores, and snores the loudest when sleeping on his or her back. They toss and turn often, and even gasp or choke while asleep. The telltale sign of sleep apnea, however, is an unnatural pause in their breathing/snoring, followed by an apparent struggle for air. This can occur many times in one night.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms listed above call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Huke who is a highly trained TruDenta dentist helping to improve your life , not just your teeth.