Jubilee Dental Centre Blog

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Posted in News

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that interrupts breathing during sleep and can lead to a number of physical and mental health problems. But how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Here, are a few of the symptoms of this common disorder.

Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing while they are sleeping, meaning that not enough air reaches their lungs. It's important to note that sleep apnea isn't just snoring! 

Those suffering from sleep apnea should seek diagnosis and treatment.

The fact is that, people who have sleep apnea often don't know it. Many people aren't aware that the difficulties they're experiencing in their everyday lives may be caused by the condition.

That's why it can be helpful to know what the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are.

Sleep apnea's two key symptoms are:

  • Snoring
  • Feeling sleepy throughout the day

Other signs that you may be suffering from sleep apnea include:

  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Waking in the morning with headaches 
  • Irritability 
  • Fatigue or generally feel very tired 
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory problems/ memory loss 
  • Feeling depressed
  • High blood pressure

Do you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea? contact your Summerland dentist at Jubilee Dental Centre to book an appointment. Your dentist can help you to get the good night's sleep you deserve.