If you feel tired and sluggish during the day, and your bed partner tells you that you snore, you may have a conditiion call sleep apnea. Snoring and sleep apnea are treatable at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.
What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep.
How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Episodes of Not Breathing
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
Don’t misunderstand, having one of these symptoms is typically fine. If you have two or more, it’s time to get some answers.
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 form is present when a patient has both of the other two types.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, help is just a phone call away. It is one of the conditions we treat at Kenneteh Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also offer general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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