When it comes to Sleep Apnea Symptoms, snoring is just one sign or symptom to be aware of. However, not everyone who snores suffers from OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are other signs and symptoms to watch out for if you suspect that you or your sleeping partner may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Loud and ongoing, or chronic snoring certainly warrants a trip to your doctor. If your physician feels that you could have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, he or she may refer you to a sleep specialist for a sleep study.
While you are sleeping, you may wake up abruptly gasping or choking. If you are having trouble breathing, it may only be noticeable to a family member or sleep partner. If you live alone, a doctor should check these Sleep Apnea Symptoms.
Another sign that you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea is feeling tired during your waking hours. If you fight sleepiness while you are awake or while you are behind the wheel, you could have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you fall asleep at work, in front of the television or during periods of inactivity, schedule an appointment with your doctor for a sleep study referral.
If you have been following Dr. Jack Ringer’s blog, you will know that there are several other Sleep Apnea Symptoms to look for as far as Obstructive Sleep Apnea is concerned, these include:
- Memory problems
- Headaches upon waking
- Learning or concentration problems
- Waking up with a sore throat or dry mouth
- Feeling the need to urinate throughout the night
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is more common in women, but can affect anyone, even children. Children who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be hyperactive, perform poorly in school, or become hostile and angry. If you notice that your child is breathing through his or her mouth when awake, you may want to schedule an appointment with your family physician.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer who has been specially trained in Oral Appliance Therapy.
You really can get a good night’s sleep. Call or click and schedule an appointment for Oral Appliance Therapy for your Obstructive Sleep Apnea today.