Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Pittsburgh Sleep Apnea dentist

Sleep apnea is a serious condition – if left untreated, it can even prove fatal because of the increased risk for poor heart health. So if you’re a Pittsburgh-area resident and you suffer from sleep apnea, you need to get the condition diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. There is no time to waste.

But how do you begin to suspect you might have sleep apnea? How do you know when it’s appropriate to speak to Dentonics about your situation?

Keep an eye out for some of the following warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea:

  • Loud, persistent snoring
  • Breathing interruptions while sleeping
  • Frequent gasping while in bed
  • Drowsiness while awake in spite of an apparent full night’s sleep
  • Morning headaches

Obviously, some of these signs can be hard to catch – those with severe sleep apnea can wake up hundreds of times in the night to gasp and catch their breath, but they are seldom aware of these episodes. A sleep partner can notice these episodes, but if you don’t have a sleep episode, you might not be aware of them. That’s why you should be on the lookout for headaches and drowsiness.

Many people snore, and not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. However, just about everyone with sleep apnea snores. If your snoring is persistent and loud enough to wake your sleep partner, you should see our experienced dentists as soon as possible.

If you live in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and you think you might have sleep apnea, please call Dentonics, Inc today at 412-487-6910 for an examination and diagnosis.