Do you or someone you love snore badly while sleeping? While snoring is not always a sign of sleep apnea, it is a common symptom that can be a sign of a greater problem. Dr. Ralhan and the team at Ralhan Dental will work with your Ontario physician to discover if your symptoms are just snoring or sleep apnea, and help manage your sleep apnea after you have been diagnosed.
Snoring vs Sleep Apnea
While snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea, it’s not always a sign that you might be suffering from this sleep disorder. Patients with sleep apnea often gasp or startle themselves awake due to lack of oxygen, instead of just typical snoring. Sleep apnea can cause serious health issues if left untreated for an extended period of time so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Ralhan can help screen and work with your local health professionals to prevent your sleep apnea from causing damage to your health.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Along with snoring, there are other symptoms that can be a sign that sleep apnea is disrupting your sleep schedule. These symptoms can be physical or mental, but they are all a sign of a greater problem. At Ralhan Dental we can help manage these symptoms, letting you get back to a great nights sleep and leading a healthy life. Some things to be on the look out for if you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea include:
Heartburn or choking at night
Sweating and chest pain during sleep
Disturbing episodes of not breathing
Headaches that increase in frequency and severity
Inability to sleep
Fatigue during the day
Contact Ralhan Dental Today!
Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, as it can be affecting more than just your sleep schedule or partner’s sleep schedule. Speaking up if you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea is important to help prevent damage to your health. Contact Dr. Ralhan for an appointment today to see how we can work with health professionals to treat your sleep apnea.