May 3, 2016

A sleep disorder that might be more common than you think, sleep apnea occurs in people who stop breathing for brief interims during their sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the form of the condition that affects the vast majority of people who suffer from apnea. Wondering if you have sleep apnea? Here are a few signs that will help you determine if this is something that is affecting your sleep at night.

  • Constant exhaustion and being tired during the day, even when you are getting an adequate amount of sleep at night, is a primary indicator that sleep apnea may be affecting your ability to get a good night’s rest.
  • Snoring during the night means that sleep apnea might be disturbing your sleep cycles due to your respiratory pathways being blocked or obstructed.
  • During the day, you notice that you have problems breathing or often have to take pauses in between breaths.
  • You experience headaches, mood swings or depression. These symptoms can go hand-in-hand with lacking quality sleep at night and can often lead to more loss of sleep, causing a cycle of poor health and bad moods.
  • You have high blood pressure or you are overweight. These two conditions are often linked to sleep apnea.

If you know you have sleep apnea or any or all of the above symptoms apply to you, dental corrective procedures and oral therapy treatments that help adjust your ability to breathe openly and clearly may make a world of difference in the quality of sleep you are able to get at night.

We Are Here to Help

 We here at Santiago Dental Wellness are experts in dealing with sleep apnea in Issaquah, WA. Whether you are on the lookout for a general dentist or a dental care provider who specializes in resolving issues like sleep apnea, get in touch with Drs. Kimberly and Jed Santiago at (866) 902-9792 to see how we can help you today.



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