Sleep Apnea Symptoms


Snoring is sometimes just an annoyance, but it is also the most common symptom of sleep apnea, a severe medical condition in which a person’s breathing stops periodically while sleeping.

The Allison Park, Pennsylvania, dentists at Dentonics have successfully treated many patients who suffer from sleep apnea with oral appliances. After a thorough exam to diagnose the source of your sleep apnea, we can determine the right sleep apnea treatment for you; if necessary, we can refer you to a sleep study center for further assessment.

In addition to chronic snoring, patients with sleep apnea typically experience multiple symptoms including:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Choking or snorting during sleep
  • Irritability or changes in mood
  • Nighttime urination
  • Sore throat or dry mouth upon waking
  • Waking short of breath
  • Morning headaches
  • Lack of R.E.M. (or dream) sleep

If not treated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems including high blood pressure and an increased risk for stroke.

If you live in the Pittsburgh or Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn more about sleep apnea treatment and diagnosis, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to meet you and help restore regular, restful sleep for you and your partner.

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