If you wake up feeling more exhausted than you did when you went to sleep, there’s a chance you have sleep apnea. As part of Stress Awareness Month, Drs. Dan Knellinger, Stacy Verkler and Carol Bou-Sliman are here to educate you on this sleeping disorder and how it can be treated with a simple visit to a qualified dentist in Palm Harbor, FL.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Simply put, sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to snore and blocks your breathing while you sleep. Those who suffer from sleep apnea actually stop breathing while sleeping, which keeps you from achieving a deep and restful sleep. If you know you have sleep apnea, then you’re already familiar with the stress and frustration it can lead to. Know that in addition to dental implants, the professionals at Knellinger Dental Excellence are also sleep apnea dentists who can give you the relief you need and deserve.
Indications You Might Have Sleep Apnea
Not sure whether you have sleep apnea? Some of the most common symptoms are:
● An inability to stay awake during the day or fall asleep at night
● Waking up short of breath, feeling tired or with a headache
● Feeling fatigued during the day
● Snoring or either feeling as if you’re choking or sounding as if you’re choking in your sleep
In addition to there being several signs you might have sleep apnea, there is also an abundance of reasons you have sleep apnea. Such reasons include:
● Your gender (men are more prone to having sleep apnea)
● Being either overweight or obese
● Adults aged 40 years and older
● Having a larger neck
● Large tonsils or tongue
If any of the above describe you, let us examine you and let you know whether you have sleep apnea or any other condition that needs to be addressed.
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