If you believe you have sleep apnea in Melbourne, Florida then it’s best to know the symptoms so you know when to see Dr. Sedaros. If you have any of these following symptoms explained on WebMD, then you may be at risk for sleep apnea:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
- Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
- Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath, which more likely indicates central sleep apnea
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Attention problems
People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat. This blocks the upper airway and airflow stops. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper partially awakens, the obstruction in the throat clears, and the flow of air starts again, usually with a loud gasp.
If you experience any of the above symptoms then give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call today to schedule an appointment to see how Dr. Sedaros can help you.