Commonly Missed Signs of Sleep Apnea
For many people, the only obvious symptom of sleep apnea is fatigue or sleepiness during the day. Sleep apnea symptoms differ from person to person. Visit Beyond Dental & Implant Center to learn more. Contact us for more information or simply schedule an online appointment! We are conveniently located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240.
Getting a formal sleep apnea diagnosis means that you have gone through a sleep study and that you have been recorded as stopping breathing in your sleep. This is when you know what the problem is, and then can fix it.
However, if you do not have someone telling you that you have been stopping breathing, how are you supposed to know that you may have this ailment? There are a few signs that can point to a problem, but not all of them are easily pointing toward apnea.
COMMON EARLY SIGNS OF APNEA
Waking up with a headache and feeling like you did not sleep well the night before are common signs that you are suffering from apnea. However, these are also signs that you had a rough night’s sleep, had a toddler with a bad dream climb into your bed, or had a nightmare yourself. It takes this being the case for a long time for most people to notice.
Getting tired when you normally were wide awake during the day is another sign of sleep apnea. The problem is, that happens to everyone now and again. You need to consistently get extraordinarily tired during the day to the where you struggle to function like normal for this to register as a problem.
If you are noticing these signs, you may want to go in and see your dentist or your doctor. He or she can give you a bit of insight as to what could be causing the issues. If apnea is a possibility, they will likely send you for a sleep study to determine if you struggle to breathe at night. For more information on sleep apnea, its causes, or how it is commonly treated, contact your dentist today. They can give you a lot of information about it. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!