Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

Do you snore? Do you wake up several times during the night, gasping for air? Are you exceedingly sleepy during your normal waking hours? Do you have headaches when you wake and feel just as tired as when you went to bed? If so, you may have a condition called sleep apnea which occurs when your upper airway passages close and prevent you from breathing properly while you sleep. Over 18 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea.

You are more at risk for having sleep apnea if:

  • you have nasal obstructions or a deviated septum
  • you are overweight
  • you have a family history of having sleep apnea
  • you have high blood pressure
  • you regularly drink alcoholic beverages
  • you smoke
  • you use sedatives on a regular basis

If you exhibit any of the sleep apnea symptoms or risk factors mentioned above, you should visit our Pittsburgh dentists at once. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye can perform a thorough diagnostic exam to determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea. Based on the results of your diagnostic exam, our dentists will recommend the ideal treatment program to help alleviate the condition.

Please contact Dentonics using the form at the right side of the page or call 412-487-6910 today to schedule a sleep apnea diagnostic evaluation. We serve patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.