Sleep Apnea Symptoms
The most problematic issue with sleep apnea symptoms is that the sufferer is unconscious when they occur. It is usually a comment from a partner or family member that alerts the sufferer that they may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Although the symptoms may not seem harmful, sleep apnea is associated with several potentially serious health conditions.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea may include snoring, daytime tiredness, pauses in breathing or choking for air while asleep, teeth grinding, depression or forgetfulness. While these symptoms may indicate another sleep disorder, seeking a diagnosis is important. The comorbidities linked to sleep apnea have potentially serious consequences for overall health and well-being.
Diagnosis of sleep apnea requires participation in a sleep study. Dr. Suway is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). This achievement makes him a trained in the treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, snoring and teeth grinding.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms:
- Pauses in breathing typically last 10 seconds
- Severe cases may last up to 30 seconds
- Loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea
- Pauses can recur throughout the sleep cycle
- May result in frequent awakenings and sleep fragmentation
Excellence in Sleep Apnea Care
Your health and mental well-being are in good hands when you consult with the Atlanta Sleep Apnea Treatment Center team. Led by Dr. Suway, your treatment plan will be designed to provide relief from sleep apnea symptoms. One of the most effective treatment options for sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy.
This device is used to better position the lower jaw, which in turn keeps the airway unobstructed. However, other treatment options are more conservative in nature. For many sleep apnea sufferers, changing what they eat and drink is an important consideration. Lifestyle can also play a role in the development of sleep apnea.
Do you want to learn more about the symptoms of sleep apnea? Dr. Suway and his team are always ready to educate our patients. Contact the Atlanta Sleep Apnea Treatment Center in Georgia today with all your questions.