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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea isn't just snoring, it's a serious disorder that interrupts breathing during sleep. So, how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Here, are a few common signs and symptoms to watch for.

Patients who suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing during sleep. These disruptions in their normal breathing can mean that not enough air reaches their lungs. 

It's important for people suffering from sleep apnea to seek professional diagnosis and treatment.

Often people aren't aware that the difficulties they're experiencing in their day-to-day lives could be caused sleep apnea. So, what are the signs and symptoms of this common condition?

Sleep apnea's two key symptoms are:

  • Snoring, gasping or choking during sleep
  • Feeling sleepy or exhausted throughout the day

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

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory problems/ memory loss 
  • Feeling depressed
  • Waking in the morning with headaches 
  • Irritability
  • High blood pressure

If you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea contact your Vancouver dentist at South Granville Dentistry today, to book a consultation. You deserve a good night's sleep!

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