Sleep apnea a potentially serious condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. Millions of Americans cope with it. The good news is that treatment is available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.
How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Here is a list of common symptoms.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Episodes of Not Breathing
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
Having one of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have apnea. But if you have more than one, you might want to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition where your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to control your breathing. The final type is called complex sleep apnea syndrome. This type occurs when someone has a combination of the two previously listed.
If you or a loved one has sleep apnea, the first step in treating it is an accurate diagnosis. Call us at Harris Dental in Phoenix. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for general dentistry and more. Schedule an appointment today!
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