What is sleep apnea? It’s a serious health condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. You can get help from The Yuma Dentist.
How do you know if you have sleep apnea? A proper diagnosis should come from your doctor or a sleep specialist. But read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you talk to your doctor.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Episodes of Not Breathing
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
Don’t misunderstand, having one of these symptoms is typically fine. If you experience several symptoms, we recommend seeing your doctor.
There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition where your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to control your breathing. The final type is called complex sleep apnea syndrome. This form is present when a patient has both of the other two types.
If you are diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it’s important to explore all the treatments. Some kinds of sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance, which we can provide for you at The Yuma Dentist. We also offer general dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.